The start to the Jets’ 2020 season on Sunday was an absolute disaster, falling 27-17 to the Buffalo Bills and possibly losing Le’Veon Bell in the process.
Bell, in his second season in New York, left the game in the second half with a tight hamstring and did not return.
The 28-year-old running back was seen stumbling on a pass earlier in the game and grabbing his hamstring. He returned with a heavily taped leg, a decision head coach Adam Gase regretted following the loss.
“I’m mad at myself,” Gase said about letting Bell return to the game.
The Jets head coach did not know how serious the extent of Bell’s injury was, but admitted it looked bad live.
Bell’s hamstrings have been a point of contention leading up to the season, with Gase pulling him from a practice in August due to tightness. Bell denied the injury on Twitter, leading to speculation of some drama between him and the head coach.
Bell had just 14 yards on six carries and 32 yards on two catches before exiting the game.