Signs Point To Roethlisberger Starting Against The Chargers After Positive Wednesday Practice

The news is good on Wednesday for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as head coach Mike Tomlin announced on Wednesday during an impromptu talk with the media that he saw all that he needed to see from Roethlisberger during practice.

Mike Prisuta of the DVE Radio reports via Twitter that Tomlin said Roethlisberger made all the necessary throws on Wednesday during practice and that the only hurdle to clear now is how the body of the Steelers quarterback responds to the work.

Roethlisberger has shown over the years that he has a high pain tolerance, so baring a setback it is anticipated that he will make the start Sunday at Heinz Field against the San Diego Chargers.

Prisuta also reports via Twitter that wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said that Roethlisberger threw with “great velocity” on Wednesday and that they are “very optimistic” he will play on Sunday.

Roethlisberger has missed the last three games after suffering a rib and shoulder injury on a second half sack in the Week 10 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

We will have the full injury report from Wednesday for you up shortly.

  • steeltown

    Big Ben!

  • YES Thank God Ben is back, with Byron and Charlie in there the past 4 weeks, the offense numbers dropped greatly and waaay too many turnovers. The Offense went from #10 NFL ranked to #20 NFL Ranked under Bryon and Charlie and way too many turnovers. Defense has been phenomenal since Week 6 when they replaced Ryan Mundy with Will Allen and have kept their #1 ranking all season since then. With Ben back now, Steelers should run the table as long as they stay relatively healthy now.