Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell will not play against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wild Card playoff game due to a hyperextended knee.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers will be facing the Baltimore Ravens in their AFC Wild Card game, and they will have home field after clinching the AFC North title and the No. 3 seed.
However, their offense received a major blow as running back Le’Veon Bell hyperextended his knee in Week 17 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Steelers had hope that their star running back would be able to heal up in time for their playoff opener, but Bell has been ruled out for Saturday’s game.
Rookie Josh Harris is expected to receive the bulk of the carries for the Steelers, but fellow rookie Dri Archer and recently signed Ben Tate may see plenty of carries as well.
The Steelers released running back LeGarrette Blount several weeks back after he left a Monday night game early before he went back to the New England Patriots.
This may come back to haunt them as Blount would have easily been the feature back in Bell’s absence, but the Steelers offense still has quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Antonio Brown to carry the load.