Ben Roethlisberger will make his 2010 preseason debut on Saturday night at New Meadowlands Stadium, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday.
The only question is whether Eli Manning will join his fellow ’04 first-round draft pick on the field.
Everything seemed fine for Eli in the wake of the nasty hit he took on Monday night, but the Giants quarterback spent Tuesday undergoing a battery of tests. (The tests are routine for anyone with a head injury.)
“I texted Eli earlier this morning and I think that the normal discomfort that a guy goes through when he has stitches and what have you was the experience,” Tom Coughlin said, via the Giants’ official website.
It’s possible Manning will not be able to wear a helmet over the stitches right away, which could prevent him from playing. In other Giants injury news, linebacker Chase Blackburn suffered an MCL injury that won’t require surgery.