Blog Entry

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: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:16 am
 

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

Good job beating a Cleveland team that hasnt scored a touchdown since 2007.KUDOS STEELER NATION. You guys are muppetts.





Since: Apr 2, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:11 am
 

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

You would need two promotions to become a moron. Good luck with your Eggles in the toilet bowl.




Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:04 am
 

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

This coming from an Eagles fan, who's QB is a convicted dog killer.  Not a lot of room to being judging.



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:00 am
 

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

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.

WU TANG



So says the fan of the team with the QB that murders animals.  Nice.



Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 10:56 am
 

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

On the field Ben is as good an example of what every player should be like, the guy is flat out tough. There arnt many QBs that take as many hits or shrug off defenders like Ben, he plays hurt every week and his playing level never drops off. Too many other QBs grab headlines and are Divas in a mans sport, they and all other whiners need to look to Ben as an example of intensity, leadership, and toughness. Mike Tomlin should carry Ben around until his leg heals because Ben carries the Steelers every week and he does it quietly. This from a hurting Browns fan



Since: Oct 21, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 10:50 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.


David XXX Duke
Since: Dec 8, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 10:38 am
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