Roethlisberger On Injured Foot: ‘I’m Doing Well’


Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger injured his right foot late in Sunday’s win over the Miami Dolphins but all signs continue to point to him being ready to play in the Divisional Round playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

During his Tuesday morning interview on 93.7 The Fan, Roethlisberger indicated that he wore the boot after the game against the Dolphins for precautionary reasons after having x-rays performed on his foot. The Steelers quarterback said he’s also since undergone on MRI.

“I’m doing well,” Roethlisberger said Tuesday. “I feel it obviously today, but like I said, I’m walking around without a boot and I’ll be ready to go.”

Roethlisberger went on to say that he expects to practice on Thursday and Friday after getting his normal day off on Wednesday.

As for Roethlisberger still being in the game late against the Dolphins with the Steelers leading big, the quarterback said that’s not his call to make.


“I’ll never go to coach and say ‘Hey, take me out.’ I stay in the game and fight with my guys,” Roethlisberger said. “He’s the boss, he tells me to come out and sometimes I may fight him on it and say I want to stay in the game, but sometimes I’ll just listen to him and come on out of the game. So really, it’s his call, not much I can do about that.”

Roethlisberger went on to talk about the pass play that he was injured on as well.

“Coach Haley called a pass play, we had a pretty good play called,” Roethlisberger said. “Hindsight always is what it is, should we have ran it, could we have done this, could we have done that? Potentially, yes. We also had a receiver, a young receiver, not run the proper route, and if he would have ran the proper route, the ball probably could have come out of my hand quicker because he would have been open, and it wouldn’t have happened. That being said, I’m not injured, I’m fine, I’ll be ready to go, and we move on.”

This is great news and it appears Roethlisberger and the Steelers dodged a huge bullet. With that said, you can expect head coach Mike Tomlin to be asked about his decision to leave the quarterback in the game Sunday when he holds his weekly Tuesday press conference.

  • StillersInThe6

    Ben just about blamed everyone in Pittsburgh other than himself for that play lol. Whatever..moving on..

  • T R

    yea I thought he was bout to blame himself in that “hindsight.. ” statement but he used the word we in every response instead of “I” should have throw it way or I should have just a “Peyton Manny flop”

  • mokhkw

    Agree 100% with Ben’s approach and attitude to this, stay and fight to the end with your guys no matter the circumstances. That’s what a leader does. Doing otherwise would be “living in your fears”.

    Only thing I would change is to make sure Ben doesn’t try to extend broken plays in a situation which doesn’t call for it. Throw it away or slide down behind the LOS and take the “sack” without getting hit.

  • Steel Tippin

    So let me get this straight ben. In a game that is essentially over, your team decides to go for the proverbial dagger. You drop back to throw looking for a quick pass, but you immediately recognize that your primary receiver ran the wrong route. You don’t throw the ball away, instead, you decide to scramble until defenders barrel down, hit you, and you chuck the ball up for grabs? But it’s the receiver’s fault?

  • Disqussant

    This whole thing is uneccessary and ridiculous.

  • Disqussant

    And Ben is right to blame the coaches. They made the wrong call too.

  • srdan

    I just hate that we are talking about this than the wonderful game plan and execution on Sunday. Great growth by the defense creating 3 turnovers and sacks.

    One thing we aren’t giving enough attention is the zone blitz ben fell for like a rookie.

  • Jay Clam 2021

    Green STILL in protocol. Toussaint in protocol. Hooray, other KO returner.

  • blackandgoldBullion

    I love Ben and when he’s on fire it seems he can do anything, but that only happens 2 or 3 times a year. And sometimes he does some really stupid things. I like passes to the sideline to be low and away where only your guy can get there even if he has to dive or slide. It takes away the INT possibilities.

    Just look at the other day. He sees AB late but there is a clear path as he is running forward. If he throws the ball low, only AB can get it and he can stay down and not risk getting killed. But Ben throws it high, AB only getting fingertips on it. There’s 2 defenders behind so it’s an easy INT. The Jesse James catch should have been intercepted as well.

    This is why I always come back to Aaron Rodgers being the best in the business. Even with no running game whatsoever Rodgers can go 2 months without an INT . And a boatload of TDs. Sure there’s a little luck involved but there is no way that’s an accident.

    Brady does not have the arm, but gets it done with his brain. If Ben just avoids these couple of simple mistakes and forcing throws, he would be right up there with Rodgers.

    That’s what it might take to win a Lombardi. Come on, Ben, you can do it!

  • capehouse

    Lol I thought the same exact thing.

  • nitrous12

    I thought in the article yesterday he stated he aggravated an old foot injury. That is different than an ankle sprain. What the hell is it?

  • Steeler-Drew

    Kudos to Tomlin for taking responsibility for the pass play on 3rd down. He basically acknowledged the play call was a mistake and he takes responsibility for being perhaps overly aggressive in that situation. He went on the say don’t bother asking Haley on Thursday. He took the right approach by not throwing Ben or Haley under the bus. The buck stops with him…and I respect him more for admitting it was a mistake and he takes responsibility for it.

  • Mark

    Ben at his finest, wants to be the leader of the team but rarely accepts accountability. If the WR ran the wrong route, throw the ball away. Why, you’re up 18, nothing to be gained, and the game is practically over. We can’t trust you to do the simple things in football

  • Mark

    Thank you and we can also add Brees to the list as well. Ben predetermines once the play is called where he is going with the ball. If that doesn’t materialize he starts the scramble backyard drill. Then instead of throwing the ball away to keep away from an INT and/or injuring himself he tries to do the superman bit. If we’re down 7 or less, I get it, but up 18 and MIA is done, that’s on him.

  • bigsteel

    look at that sweet ass sign in the background!!