Melbourne Storm�s early season injury toll continues to rise with news that centre Steven Bell will miss next week�s match against Newcastle following a knee injury suffered at training yesterday.
Bell injured his right knee after taking part in a training drill using full body tackling suits and will undergo an arthroscope next Tuesday.
The 26-year-old former Storm Rookie of the Year started the 2003 Telstra Premiership in sensational form collecting a hat trick in Melbourne�s round one win over the Sharks but is certain to miss the Storm�s next big test at Energy Australia Stadium next Saturday.
Bell had his knee bent backwards in a tackle at yesterday�s session and was immediately taken from the field.
After losing prop Rodney Howe to a knee injury for three months earlier in the week, the Storm are using the bye this week to rest and recover before heading to Newcastle next Saturday.
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