Le’Veon Bell not expected to need groin surgery

During Super Bowl LI week, Le’Veon Bell said he was hoping to avoid groin surgery. It appears the Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back accomplished that goal.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Bell is not expected to undergo surgery after visiting doctors after the playoffs. Bell has not scheduled surgery yet, which would have happened by now if necessary, per Rapoport.

“It really was special over the last decade,” Rivers said, via ESPN.com. “The only regret I have is not winning it all while we were here. It’s something we always wanted to do and get done for this community and for our team.”

Rivers added: “It has been very special to be a San Diego Charger. And I hope that you can always see me as that.”

The Chargers’ quarterback said he considered the possible move to Los Angeles when signing his contract extension in 2015. After 13 years in San Diego, Rivers likely won’t find the same connection in L.A., but he’ll still fight to earn that elusive championship.

“I know it’ll be different, but just know that … I’ll play like crazy and fight like crazy, as a Los Angeles Charger, just like I did for you guys,” he said. “And I know y’all can respect and understand that. But I hope you also know that I will always be playing for San Diego as well.”

Of course, the smart money is on him remaining in New England and the smart money is on the Patriots offering him a little bit of a raise from his insanely team-friendly, one-year, $1 million deal last season. And if that’s the case, would Blount take a little more money to go elsewhere instead of remaining in the place where he’s productive, beloved and at peace?

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