He's got a Lisfranc injury, albeit a "milder" version than Spaeth's according to the team, from every report I've seen this morning(that's basically what a mid-foot ligament tear is). Also saw "it's believed that he went to an independent podiatrist in North Carolina" reported on NFL.com. That's almost certainly Anderson(he's based in Charlotte) if it's true. You pretty much don't see NFL players go to that guy unless they have a Lisfranc injury. Nothing official being reported from whomever the "2nd doctor" is yet, but if he's in N.C...... Bad, bad juju.
They're opting for no surgery, pending the 2nd opinion, from what I'm reading. I hit up a doc buddy of mine who happens to be married to an orthapeic surgeon(yes, not a podiatrist...but at least has way more knowledge than I do), her opinion on the matter was the 6 week timetable that pundits are chucking out is very likely a best case scenario. Lisfranc injuries, even "milder" cases, are like H.A.S. or hamstring stuff; if you rush it you will almost certainly re-injure it.
In other words....it sounds as if they shouldn't be relying on Bell to be fully recovered any time soon, and certainly should not bank on him being able to contribute in full, if at all, after only 6 weeks.
Hopefully the report about him being in N.C. was erroneous. Otherwise....he's probably toast for most of this season.