Roethlisberger Says Dislocated Finger On Throwing Hand Will Be Fine

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday he suffered a subluxation to the index finger on his throwing hand Sunday in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Roethlisberger said following the game during his talk with the media that the injured finger was fine and on Tuesday reaffirmed that.

A subluxation is really just a dislocation, so there’s really nothing to worry about here and Roethlisberger is expected to be ready to face the New York Jets following the bye week.

Roethlisberger injured the finger on the fourth quarter touchdown pass to wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery. On the play, the Steelers quarterback hit hands with Vikings defensive lineman Everson Griffen during his follow-through.

  • cencalsteeler

    I had a dream the Steelers hired Chucky Gruden and the Steelers got their mean streak back and started playing winning football.

  • steeltown

    That’s great wonder if is fumblitis will be fine as well…

  • Bilgewater D

    Just stupid.

  • Fire.Mike.Tomlin

    captain ohagan…. rainbow sherbet speech ….

  • Jason

    Amazing that with that oversized traffic cone Mike Adams at LT we are only talking about a finger injury and not permanent disigurment for Ben

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  • treeher

    At least some of the finger pointing will stop

  • Jason

    He doesn’t do enough finger pointing. At some point he needs to refuse to come out for the huddle if Adams is his LT.

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  • Shannon Stephenson

    Ben always says he is fine even when he isn’t, not saying this is the case here but I put little into what Ben says.

  • T R

    now we going on a win streak.. Ben plays much better when he is hurt.. .

  • Showboogie

    Truth be told, Big Ben plays better with sum sort of injury

  • Luke Shabro

    True story. I knew something was off with Ben. He hasn’t been hurt yet

  • Virdin Barzey

    Not sure about Chucky but we definitely loss our physicality and mean streak. Teams use to fear playing us.According to Ben, “this is not your father’s Steelers” and boy is he right. The game is won in the trenches and all I see week in and week out is Steelers getting pushed around on both sides of the ball. We are officially playing pansy football.

  • RedCarpetDefense

    I see Ben’s accuracy taking a dip here. More incomplete passes which will have Haley making the adjustment to more WR screens and underneath stuff that in turn will frustrate Ben because he will want the chunk yardage. If the game gets away from us and we’re chasing points it could get real ugly. More picks and fumbles under pressure. This would be an opportune time to utilize Bell and the run game on the road. Big day for Heath and more involvement for W. Johnson in the passing game.

  • RedCarpetDefense

    I for one would love nothing more than seeing a 10+ play drive from our own 20 (as thats where we always seem to be starting from) with lotsa Bell grinding out yards and moving the chains with a few play action passes thrown in.

  • cencalsteeler

    Bingo! I could not agree with you more!! Ben hinted about it last week, saying the oline are talented individuals that just need to administer some sort of mean streak. He even said it would actually be o.k. with a penalty because of it once in a while. And, I agree. The face of the Steelers used to be intimidation and nastiness. In fact, I for one became a fan of the Steelers because of their style of play. Teams were afraid to face the Steelers. The Steelers were the Mike Tyson of football. Now, our persona has seemed to change over to the kid who always got his lunch money taken away. I just wish someone would inject the mean streak back into Steelers football.

  • RedCarpetDefense

    Ben is being the pot calling the kettle black (or however the saying goes). There are elements to his game that he could stand to improve as well but yes the tough reputation that always seemed to prelude this team has vanished like a fart in the wind. We need our fart back… uh, I mean toughness back.

  • sean mcmartin

    Bring Back Blitzburgh!!!! I miss the enforcers dishing out the punishment for every yard gained.
    Letting JH go was a sign they were going to tank ,and the 0-4 pre-season.

  • Callentown

    Fix the line and the fumbles mostly go away. The constant pressure has finally gotten to Ben. He’s human, right?

    Not playing well, but we gotta give this guy some protection.

  • Callentown

    Everyone dissing Ben, please keep this in mind: Ben has always held his own against pressure. But, he’s human. The line has been ‘BAD’ now since last year.

    Ben got hit often and finally got hurt badly, if we all recall. Since then, and I’ll let Dave B. be the stats guy here, but since then, he simply has not been the same guy. Anyone can get rattled after awhile and I believe this is what has happened to Ben.

    I say that until the line situation gets fixed, Ben is going to be doing everything he can but will fumble and throw interceptions like he has been.

    Seriously though, he’s literally the only reason the Steelers have been in any games this season.

  • Callentown

    Never thought I would say this, but I would welcome Gruden coming in as our new D-coordinator at this point.