Jets' Le'Veon Bell to Undergo MRI on Knee Injury Suffered vs. Dolphins

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistNovember 4, 2019

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 08:  Le'Veon Bell #26 of the New York Jets runs with the ball during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on September 8, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Buffalo defeats New York 17-16.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell will undergo an MRI on his knee Monday, according to Al Iannazzone of Newsday:   

Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

Le’Veon Bell had to get an MRI on his knee today. No results yet.

Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

Gase said he was unaware Bell hurt his knee until this morning. He hasn't seen him or talked to him today.

Bell gave the Jets a scare prior to their Week 2 game against the Cleveland Browns with shoulder soreness. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported Bell's MRI showed no significant damage or tears. 

The Jets bet big on Bell in the offseason, signing him to a four-year deal to provide quarterback Sam Darnold with a consistent running game and a safety net as a receiver out of the backfield. Their new-look offense under head coach Adam Gase has been poor, however, contributing to a 1-7 start to the season. 

Some of those struggles can be attributed to Sam Darnold's three-game absence, though Bell has been a disappointment with just 415 rushing yards at the season's halfway point. 

Losing Bell brings doesn't have to change New York's game plan much, especially since receiver-turned-running-back Ty Montgomery will see more work.

Bilal Powell, who has been used sparingly, is also capable of stepping up when Gase calls his number. 

The Jets need Bell to produce like he did at his best with the Pittsburgh Steelers if they want to turn things around following a 1-7 start. His absence creates a massive void on their offense that will require all of their skill-position players to step up their game if they want to put up points.