It will be the first missed game of the year for Bell.
Bell already suffered a knee injury that required an MRI during a November loss to the Miami Dolphins and has dealt with physical setbacks throughout his career. He played just six games in 2015 as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers because of a torn MCL and didn't make his season debut until October the following year.
The Michigan State product sat out the 2018 season because of a contract dispute with the Steelers and joined the Jets this offseason.
While Bell has shown flashes of the talent that landed him three Pro Bowl nods and two first-team All-Pro selections during his time with the Steelers, both he and the 4-8 Jets have failed to live up to expectations.
He is averaging 3.2 yards per carry in 2019 with just three touchdowns on the ground, which is a far cry from his production as arguably the best running back in the league while on the Steelers.
Look for the Jets to turn toward Ty Montgomery and Bilal Powell at running back with Bell on the sideline.