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Roethlisberger has sprained ankle, to try to play

Posted on: October 3, 2011 3:20 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

On Sunday afternoon, Mike Tomlin told everyone that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sprained his ankle in Pittsburgh's loss at Houston.

So it's great news that the ankle's not broken. Which is what ESPN is now reporting to contradict ESPN's report. Or something.

Everyone knew Roethlisberger's ankle was sprained -- again, Tomlin told us that. But on Monday morning, ESPN decided to report that there was a chance that Roethlisberger suffered a fracture in his ankle and that it could be broken but that the MRI wasn't conclusive.

Then, ESPN decided to report that the ankle wasn't broken, and reported that it was sprained. Which is what we knew.

Whatever, the point being is that Roethlisberger is going to try and play despite the injury.

"If I can be out there, I'm going to be out there," Roethlisberger said, per Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune. "If I have to cast it up — we saw I had to do that last year — I cast up my foot for the last half of the year. If we have to do it, I'll do it."

Ben will likely "have to do it" and he will likely "have to do it" with limited mobility behind a line that is coming under increasing scrutiny because of their inability to keep opposing defenders out of Roethlisberger's grill.

Colleague Ryan Wilson and I discussed this further on today's podcast, and though Ryan's made good points about the Steelers line in the past (to sum up: if you have weapons for Ben, you don't need as much protection), it's safe to say that even he's concerned with Pittsburgh's ability to protect its most precious commodity.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 1:37 am
 

Roethlisberger has sprained ankle, to try to play




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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 11:07 am
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Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 4:28 pm
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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 2:32 pm
 

Roethlisberger has sprained ankle, to try to play

Only a hater would call manning a wimp. His consecutive game streak was nothing short of impressive! Ben can't do that bc he is too busy getting suspended. I predict Ben will "miraculously" play this weekend once again feeding the simple minded that he is "tough". I'll say it again, he has a sprained ankle! MRI revealed no significant problems!



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Roethlisberger has sprained ankle, to try to play

Awwwwww, come out of hiding with your newly minted id's and discuss the issue like a man. Truth is, tough guys don't talk about their injuries. They just play thru them. Ben has shown he consistently likes the attention. I guess he thinks it will detract from questions about all his alleged sexual assaults.


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Posted on: October 4, 2011 12:36 pm
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Since: Jul 30, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 12:35 pm
 

Roethlisberger has sprained ankle, to try to play

You mean like when Tom tried to blame his Super Bowl loss on an injury he didn't have? Yeah, that's a real man for ya. Just like his fans.


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Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 12:28 pm
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