Ben Roethlisberger Says Torn Rotator Cuff Not An Issue

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.

  • Jesse Murray

    Tweets and instant info is leading to gross overreactions and far to many snap judgments. Karboly is leading the way. For a sports journalist that has been around a while he should know better. Wex made a great observation today, during 7 on 7 with Johnson at Qb all the reporters were texting instead of actually watching the play. It is a microcosm of what is wrong with this approach. In order to get a sense of a players progress you need to concentrate and watch them for a while not a 30 second drill and then rush to make a judgment: Decastro got beat by Woods!

  • SteelersDepot

    Where is the overreaction here I am missing? Of course, if a reader basis his decision on one tweet, yes. But merely getting on ANY beat writer for tweeting what happened on one play is an even bigger overreaction in my opinion. Two cents.

  • Itisafineday

    Oh gesh! Another chink
    in the armor of Ben. As always, not really sure why he shares these things. I
    mean if it was a complete tare and Ben was not able to play, then everyone
    would find out where he was injured. But, since he can still play nobody
    outside the team needs to know. Well, at least, this way opposing teams instead
    of taking shots at his legs, will take them at his shoulders.

    Some people hire personal trainers. Ben needs to hire a personal
    psychiatrist. This way, maybe on a weekly basis to start, Ben could just talk
    about everything, to get stuff off his chest. Then possibly he wouldn’t need to
    ramble on, unnecessarily.

  • Jesse Murray

    Because Karboly does it time and again. He played the freak card when Ben “refused” an interview, then o yeh mentioned he was with his wife…Pouncey is Hurt! Oh nevermind no he isnt. Yeh that is sloppy and poor for a paid journalist.