After posting the picture, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back got some support from a surprising source: the man who caused the injury.
Bell replied to Burfict sliding into his DMs, saying he appreciated it and tweeted a picture of the private conversation with the "100" emoji.
In an interview with ESPN's Jonsina Anderson that aired this week, Burfict said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told him he must start respecting his opponents.
"His info with me is I have to care about my opponent," Burfict said. "And I understand where he's coming from. Because if you care about your opponent, you'll probably play cleaner."
Reaching out to Bell appears to be the beginning stages of Burfict making that change.