Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell says he doesn't remember the hit that knocked him unconscious on the goal-line against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, so it should be a surprise to no one that he might not be available when the Steelers host the Miami Dolphins in Week 14.
Bell, 21, lowered his head just before he crossed the goal-line, but a helmet-to-helmet collision with Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith knocked the running back's helmet off and left him unconscious. Initially ruled a touchdown by officials, replay overruled the call on the field and determined that Bell was down at the moment his helmet came off just prior to crossing the goal-line.
On Monday, Bell spoke with reporters, including Dale Grdnic of SB Nation's Steelers blog, Behind The Steel Curtain, about the possibility of playing against the Dolphins on Sunday:
"Things are good right now,'' Bell said. "But I don't know about my situation for Sunday. I'm just going to take it day-by-day, and we'll see where we're at. They told me to just do what I could do, as long as I'm comfortable, so that's what I did. I want to play, obviously, but if I'm not able to we'll take it from there.''
Bell ran in practice on Monday with a helmet on, but still has a slew of concussion tests to pass before he's eligible to return against the Dolphins.
A second round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, Bell has tallied 528 yards rushing with five touchdowns in nine starts and has also been active in the passing game, accumulating 319 yards receiving on 33 receptions.