It was a Sunday to forget for Jets fans, with running back Le’Veon Bell suffering a hamstring injury in their Week 1 matchup vs. the Bills.
Bell’s status to return to the game was listed as “doubtful,” with fellow running back Frank Gore getting a brunt of the carries in the third quarter. Josh Adams also entered the game for New York.
Bell stumbled on a pass earlier in the game, coming up lame and grabbing his hamstring. He would later return with a heavily taped leg, but was clearly hampered by the injury.
Bell’s hamstrings have been highlighted in recent weeks, with the veteran running back pulled from an August practice with what coach Adam Gase described as “hamstring tightness.” Bell later took to Twitter to counter the head coach’s claims.
The two would later clear the air, with Bell reaffirming that the situation was a case of miscommunication and that their relationship was still strong.
The marriage of Bell and the Jets has been confusing at best and a mismatch at worst, with drama following the veteran running back since signing with New York in 2019. What hasn’t been up for debate is Bell’s production (while running behind a poor offensive line). He had just 1,250 scrimmage yards in 2019, second-lowest total of his career.
Bell had just 14 rushing yards on six carries on Sunday, but also had two receptions for 32 yards before injuring his hamstring.
The Jets trail the Bills 24-10 in the fourth quarter.
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