In addition to sharing his thoughts on restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace today, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger also revealed that he has a slight rotator cuff tear in his throwing arm according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
“I\’m good. It\’s OK, just sore,” Roethlisberger told the Post Gazette when asked about his arm injury. “I have a little torn rotator cuff. That doesn\’t heal. We just have to hope it doesn\’t tear the rest of the way, according to Doc,” he said, laughing.
Roethlisberger told the paper that he will no longer throw during walk-throughs as a precaution as to eliminate unneeded wear on his arm.
Roethlisberger likely injured the arm last November against the Baltimore Ravens, but it really does not seem like anything to worry about. Had the injury been deemed serious, there is no doubt that he would have had surgery to repair it after the 2011 season ended. The injury did not prevent him from playing in the Pro Bowl last year, nor did it stop him from playing golf during the offseason. Of course that is not the same motion, but you get my point.
This is just Ben being Ben.