A report this evening on NFL.com says that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told the media that his injured left ankle is still a little swollen, but not swollen enough to force him to sit out the 2012 Pro Bowl game this coming Sunday in Hawaii. Roethlisberger, who initially severely sprained the left ankle way back in week 14 against the Cleveland Browns, said in regards to his ankle Wednesday, “Not bad. Lots of time to rest. Still a little swollen, but it’s alright. He later added per the report, “We’ve rested it long enough now. Coaches know. It’s not one of those games where I’m going to have to scramble away from people. It’ll hopefully be quick in and out.”
Not the best choice of words in that final quote if you get my drift and reportedly Roethlisberger is still getting around with a limp. There is no word if he will wear that special brace that he played with the remainder of the season, but you can bet my eyes will be focused on that Sunday. I bet NBC will be as well. It looks like Roethlisberger will start the game as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is of course getting ready for the Super Bowl. I suspect Roethlisberger is just itching to air out a few early throws to wide receiver Mike Wallace before exiting the game, and hopefully he does not pester Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak to leave him in more than a series or two. Could you imagine the backlash if he injures that ankle more in this game? I can.