The Pittsburgh Steelers star running back said he still wants to play football.
Bell, a sixth-round pick out of Ohio State, suffered a broken right thumb while on the field Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
He returned to the field for the second half and was seen hobbling and lying on the ground, his thumb visibly bruised.
Bell was wearing a brace on the injured thumb after the game.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on the team’s official website that Bell’s status for Monday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts is “not good” and that he has an X-ray on his thumb.
“That’s the only thing that we can tell you right now,” Tomlin told reporters after practice.
“We can’t talk about the specifics of that.”
Bell said he’s not sure what the injury is, but he said he has a feeling he might need surgery to repair it.
The Steelers have three running backs on injured reserve: Bell, Andre Brown and Le’veon Bell.