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Big Ben in walking boot, thought 'leg was broken'

Posted on: December 9, 2011 10:00 am
Edited on: December 9, 2011 12:33 pm
 
By Will Brinson



Pittsburgh beat Cleveland 14-3 on Thursday night, but nothing about the victory was easy. Ben Roethlisberger suffered a nasty ankle injury that looked a lot worse at the time, but eventually returned and led the Steelers to a win.

When the injury happened, though, Roethlisberger didn't think he'd be walking back out. In fact, he said after the game he thought the "leg was broken" although it turned out to just be a high ankle sprain, though he was seen leaving the stadium in a walking boot.

"“I thought my leg was broken, honestly," Roethlisberger said after the game, per our Steelers Rapid Reporter Chuck Finder. “We’ll find out how bad it is. Feels like my [left] ankle’s about to explode."


Roethlisberger also added, via Finder, that he couldn't "drop back to pass" after the injury, so his success was entirely dependent on the offensive line keeping the pocket clean for him, which they did.

Ben left the stadium in a walking boot on Thursday night and as Mike Tomlin pointed out after the game, probably going to be on the injury report when the Steelers play again in 10 days.

The good news for the Steelers is that Ben's got time to heal and, as my colleague Ryan Wilson pointed out last night, it's not like "being injured" exactly turns Roethlisberger into an unproductive quarterback.

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Comments

Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 1:01 pm
 

Big Ben in walking boot, thought 'leg was broken'

ben broke his ankle a month ago...okay only sprained..then we broke his finger...okay only fratured and now fine...now he broke his leg...good thing he's not a doctor he'd get sued for more than rape



Since: Dec 15, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 12:55 pm
 

Big Ben in walking boot, thought 'leg was broken'

I think he was born in a walking boot! Will make it harder for him to chase under age girls around.



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Big Ben in walking boot, thought 'leg was broken'

GOjackets so you are mocking the fact that the Steelers beat the a 4 win team? Wow that is a stark contrast to how you reacted when the Broncos barely defeated the Vikings who only have two wins.
Demarius Thomas is finally a beast, good to see. How about Tim Tebow, just keeps finding ways to win.    

Doesn't it seem a little hypocritical worshipping one team for beating a 2 win team by 3 points, but then condemning another team for beating a 4 win team by 11 points? Just wondering because to me it seems absurd. BTW the Browns scored a TD just last week against the Ravens defense and the Ravens happen to have a great defense. Good luck celebrating the Broncos crap wins now because if they do make the playoffs they'll probably play the Steelers in the first round and we both know the Bronco's won't stand a chance.  
 



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Big Ben in walking boot, thought 'leg was broken'

Ben is a a terrific, Hall of Fame QB on the field.

But this is also yet another example of Ben hyperbolizing his injuries to play make believe Hero.  Even his own teammates call him out on his constant theatrics.

Most of the world isn't fooled anymore, Ben. Enough with the whining. Everybody is nicked up in December.



Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 12:40 pm
 

Big Ben in walking boot, thought 'leg was broken'

Kudos to you for being a good sport. The Brownies played tough last night. It was a good game, and you guys should be proud. As a Steeler fan, I thank you for your show of sportsmanship. Now I need you guys to beat those Ravens in week 16.



Since: Nov 16, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:50 am
 

Big Ben in walking boot, thought 'leg was broken'

Hey PU-TANG THE EAGLES SUCK



Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:44 am
 

Big Ben in walking boot, thought 'leg was broken'

Too bad this classless rapist didn't break his leg. Hopefully he suffers a torn ACL in his next game
This from a dummy with your offensive screen name. And stop using the WU TANG name. If you knew anything, you would know that "WU TANG CLAN ain't Nothin to F*** Wit". And an Eagles fan to boot, hahahaha, how does it feel to have never won a super bowl?



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:34 am
 

Big Ben in walking boot, thought 'leg was broken'

Wow, you must have been there with Ben to know what happend with those women you worthless piece of shit.
The problem with this statement is the fact you had to use the word WOMEN, as in plural.  Hell of a football player, but a mess off the field.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:24 am
 

Big Ben in walking boot, thought 'leg was broken'

broncos fan??? LOL   funny- so the broncos are on a 5 game winning streak- with tiny tim, and now their fans are going to talk smack.  considering your team has beaten a strecth of terrible teams, im not sure I would be so bold.   the bronocs may win most of their remaining games, becasue again, their schedule is cake, but in the end will fade back into irrelavence.  good luck ever getting to a superbowl with your gimmick qb



Since: Nov 16, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:19 am
 

Big Ben in walking boot, thought 'leg was broken'

Reply to PU-TANG,  If you were Ben you would have left the Mens room with a girl in there?  
Do you believe she was forced in there against her will?
Did you read her shirt?  Can you read English,  LOL

Anyway You can even call them the Pittsburgh Rapists for all I care, So long as they win. 

With a name like yours I can see why you are an angry Boy.


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