Roethlisberger Says Still A Chance He Plays Sunday But That Strength In Arm Remains An Issue

It should not be surprising that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is trying to warm up a horse for him to ride in on this coming Sunday in Baltimore.

Roethlisberger, who has missed the last two games after suffering a right SC sprain and a dislocated rib against the Kansas City Chiefs, told the media on Thursday that the injured rib hitting his aorta is no longer major worry and that the issue now isn\’t as much about the pain as it is about how much zip he can put on the ball, according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network.

Roethlisberger was listed on the Wednesday injury report as practicing on a limited basis, but media reports said that his light throwing session ended even before some players made it to the practice field.

Head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday during his press conference that they were going to leave the door open for Roethlisberger to play against the Baltimore Ravens, but that he\’s not going to be allowed to do so unless he showed this week in practice that he\’s capable of doing so.

With the above being said, the Steelers quarterback also told reporters on Wednesday that he still has a lot of pain in his right shoulder and that strength remains an issue. Kinkhabwala reported that Roethlisberger said that he will wear extra padding on his injured shoulder whenever he does return and that he always wears a rib protector.

As far as him being able to play Sunday against the Ravens, Roethlisberger said, “There\’s always a chance.”

  • steeltown

    Please rest another week Ben, get healthy…. then Lets Win Out!

  • TJimmy

    Good to scare the Ravens a bit and give them something extra to prepare for.

  • steeltown

    I hope B.Hoyer turns out to be a servicable backup and impresses the coaching staff, that way we can cut are losses with Leftwich

  • SG

    Yeah, this is all smoke. Odds of Ben playing are slim and none, and slim just got benched.

  • Ahmad

    This is all just a ploy to keep the Ravens off balanced and making them prepare for both QB’s. Ben is not playing Sunday.

  • Doni609

    We won’t beat the Crows with or without Ben on Sunday so lets just forefit the game and see if we can’t sneak in through the back door via the wild card. I think with everyone healthy we stack up pretty well against a very weak AFC this year. However, we aren’t and probably will not ever be healthy this season; besides, we have zero coaching and realistically should be playing for ‘draft picks’. Tomlin and Haley both need to hit the road and take Wallace, Troy, Leftwich, Batch, and most of the ‘O’ line with them. Tomlin’s ‘great relationship’ with the players means nothing. All it means is that he has no discipline and no balls to make tough decisions. Did anyone ever hear how much Bilicheat’s players love to play for him……don’t think so! Tough to give 100% to your ‘buddy’! Tomlin is a snake-oil salesman and in so far over his head that when he looks up he sees the underside of the turf. Sorry Mike but a lot of us saw you comin’ and are surprised that you made it this far in our city. Take a hike!

  • steeltown

    Woah buddy, No coaching? Thats a stretch, we have good coaching, we just cant seem to stay healthy. I have no problem with Wallace, Lefty and Batch hitting the road, go ahead and take Mendy & Mundy too, but the OLine has just started to round into shape, Pouncey, DeCastro, Starks, Adams, Foster etc. best OLine we’ve had in awhile