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Report: Ben Roethlisberger has a broken bone in his foot

Pittsburgh Steelers Ben Roethlisberger is sacked by Buffalo Bills Chris Kelsay

Earlier this week, one Baltimore columnist called Ben Roethlisberger out for creating extra drama before every Ravens-Steelers game by coming up with a new injury.  The drama was only getting started.

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Roethlisberger will play through a broken foot Sunday.  He reportedly suffered a broken fifth metatarsal bone in the first quarter of last week’s win over the Bills.

The Steelers have said that Big Ben just has a foot sprain.  He’s participated in practice the last two days and is fully expected to start.

UPDATE: The Steelers released a statement:  “In response to inquiries about Ben Roethlisberger having a broken foot, Steelers spokesperson Dave Lockett said there is no new fracture in Ben’s foot. Ben’s current injury is an aggravation of an old injury where scar tissue is present.”

So basically the team says it’s not that big a deal, and someone else told the Post-Gazette it is a big deal.  Got it.

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58 Responses to “Report: Ben Roethlisberger has a broken bone in his foot”
  1. nyjalleffingday says: Dec 2, 2010 5:25 PM

    I hope not, I want Pittsburgh to be full strength when the Jets beat them.

  2. footballsavant says: Dec 2, 2010 5:27 PM

    Good news – should be easier for drunk college girls to run away

  3. edgarpoe2 says: Dec 2, 2010 5:28 PM

    Not only is he a drama queen, he’s not even original. Didn’t we all go through this same moment with Favre earlier this year? LOL

  4. richm2256 says: Dec 2, 2010 5:30 PM

    Brett Favre – with his two foot fractures, broken elbow, and pneumonia- scoffs at Rapistberger.

  5. The James Harrison Foundation says: Dec 2, 2010 5:31 PM

    So is he more of a drama queen for the team reporting the facts like they are required to do, or less of a drama queen because he hasnt even brought it up and its not putting his playing status in question?

    Something tells me its the former no matter how it plays out…

    So that means that AP, Antonio Gates, Andre Johnson, Tom Brady, etc. are all drama queens for appearing on the injury report, yet still playing through their injuries. Got it.

  6. fireflorio says: Dec 2, 2010 5:32 PM

    In the new NFL, only “soft” players or drama queens play with broken bones…”hard” players dip out before halftime to get their shoes checked on, and get some twittering in.

  7. cincinnasti says: Dec 2, 2010 5:33 PM

    Note to defenders… Aim for my foot…

  8. tomthebombtracy says: Dec 2, 2010 5:36 PM

    So if the Steelers win Sunday night, and Ben goes to 8-2 as a starter against the Ravens, people will still be lining up to call him every kind of vile name that is out there.

    You can call him anything…some of which he deserves….but you can’t say he’s not tough.

  9. 52crabcakes says: Dec 2, 2010 5:37 PM

    Rob Long of Fox 1370AM in Baltimore called stupid Ben out for being a drama queen, NOT Mike Preston. Let’s give credit where credit it due. It was ROB LONG of Fox 1370am!!!!!!
    and of course, Rob is correct, as always!

  10. faulkana says: Dec 2, 2010 5:43 PM

    Perhaps these two teams, and heck, their fans as well, should all gather for a big excuse/whine/blame the refs fest before the game. Perhaps then we can have a little peace and quiet on PFT on Monday.
    Maybe they can all tell funny little jokes about Tom Brady’s hair, and then go home and kiss thier hideous, dog-faced wives goodnight.
    Does Harrison’s wife still let him kiss her since her beatdown?

  11. righthereisay says: Dec 2, 2010 5:45 PM

    I’ve had many broken metatarsals in my past. Some more than 1 at a time. You can still run and run hard with these things being broken (although the foot will get larger afterwards)

  12. connie73 says: Dec 2, 2010 5:46 PM

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO please stop
    can’t tell the difference between Ben and Favre
    the biggest DRAMA QUEENS It took 5 days to find out it was broke BULL CRAP

  13. righthereisay says: Dec 2, 2010 5:47 PM

    Cost of a personal foul after the whistle that break’s a QB’s metatarsal. $0

    Cost of a legal/borderline hit during a play $25K

  14. japdouds says: Dec 2, 2010 5:47 PM

    So wait, Ben was injured when after he was sacked he was twisted and bent backwards by two Bills players after a whistle.

    Premier QB in the league injured by a dirty late hit, no flag no fine….

    Not that there are double standards in the NFL or anything….

  15. steelbydesign says: Dec 2, 2010 5:48 PM

    Wow, one baltimore columnist?

    What about Florio calling him a drama queen a few stories down?

  16. originalsteelcurtain says: Dec 2, 2010 5:53 PM

    OK Florio, do you need X-Rays, or does this support your opinion about Ben being the “NFL’s leading Drama Queen”?

    Looks like the Steelers will be playing their 4th QB of the Year soon (hard to believe they are 8-3 with the injuires and inequitable refereeing)!

  17. CKL says: Dec 2, 2010 6:01 PM

    And just how did Mr. Bouchette learn this? He didn’t say in that article and I doubt the team would have told him since they listed it as a sprain. “Mysterious” leak perhaps to create some more drama?

  18. iownyou2 says: Dec 2, 2010 6:10 PM

    #
    richm2256 says: Dec 2, 2010 5:30 PM

    Brett Favre – with his two foot fractures, broken elbow, and pneumonia- scoffs at Rapistberger.
    —————————————————

    Do you think he scoffs at a record of 8-3?? Hmmm I dont think so.

  19. waccoforflacco says: Dec 2, 2010 6:11 PM

    Derrick Mason is playing with a broken finger….big deal…there are tons of NFL players that play through far worse injuries.

    Guys play with casts on broken arms.

  20. hobartbaker says: Dec 2, 2010 6:15 PM

    Luckily, although the bone was cracked around it, Ben’s brain suffered no apparent damage.

  21. Move Them Chains says: Dec 2, 2010 6:24 PM

    This always seems to happen before Pig Pen plays Baltimore…Let the excuses begin…

    “You only beat us because our starting QB has a broken bone in his foot” etc..etc…

  22. PanchoHerreraFanClub says: Dec 2, 2010 6:28 PM

    The broken foot is on his middle leg, so it shouldn’t bother Ben during the game. Wouldn’t you know it, one of his groupies stepped on it accidently while he was having a pantless drink at a bar.

  23. help me says: Dec 2, 2010 6:33 PM

    tomthebombtracy says: Dec 2, 2010 5:36 PM

    So if the Steelers win Sunday night, and Ben goes to 8-2 as a starter against the Ravens, people will still be lining up to call him every kind of vile name that is out there.

    You can call him anything…some of which he deserves….but you can’t say he’s not tough.

    ————————————————————-

    Okay, he’s tough… and a rapist.

  24. edgarpoe2 says: Dec 2, 2010 6:34 PM

    originalsteelcurtain says:
    Dec 2, 2010 5:53 PM

    Looks like the Steelers will be playing their 4th QB of the Year soon (hard to believe they are 8-3 with the injuires and inequitable refereeing)!
    ============================
    Of course their winning percentage was higher with the 4th stringer otherwise known as Charlie Batch.

    And QB of the year? Ha. I thought the award is based on what the player does on the field and not on the number of grimaces.

  25. mborz says: Dec 2, 2010 6:36 PM

    Steelers-related stories now make up 6 of the top 10 most commented. How many Steelers stories have been run today alone?

    This site loves drama, perhaps even more than Roethlisberger.

  26. ravensrule says: Dec 2, 2010 6:44 PM

    Will Goodell fine for helmet to foot contact ?

  27. toe4 says: Dec 2, 2010 6:45 PM

    Reading between the lines:

    Ben has been playing with a Broken Foot for awhile now.

  28. Deb says: Dec 2, 2010 6:52 PM

    Now … how did I know this article wasn’t written by Florio even before seeing the byline? Gee, Mike, no one faults you for taking advantage of a notorious click magnet. But it is a little obvious when you always write the articles slamming the guy as a drama queen–or during the summer, as a rapist–and Gregg always gets assigned the clean-up articles saying “whoops, he may have a broken bone” after all, or “whoops, the evidence points toward innocence.”

    Sorry, I’m old school–better to go a little slower and get it right the first time. And if you have a personal hate-on for a guy, you shouldn’t be writing about him to begin with.

  29. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Dec 2, 2010 6:56 PM

    What’s the over and under for the number of Steelers fined and suspended after this game?

  30. trollaikman8 says: Dec 2, 2010 6:57 PM

    Pfft…..you think Ben’s injured? you should see the 19 year old girl that barely escaped with her life.

  31. righthereisay says: Dec 2, 2010 7:14 PM

    This may turn James Harrison into a legend and hall of famer. Just like Mel Blount changing the rules, he is

  32. laxer37 says: Dec 2, 2010 7:16 PM

    Looks like the Ravens might luck out and not have to face Big Ben for the third time in a row.

  33. fellorio says: Dec 2, 2010 7:37 PM

    They shoot horses, don’t they?

  34. ampatsisahypocrite says: Dec 2, 2010 7:51 PM

    That genius Baltimore columnist should call out his own guy, Suggs.

    Ben never came out in public with details about injuries. Meanwhile, Suggs has shown up with a temp cast for a press conference, which mysteriously disappeared a day or so later.

    Ben’s an amateur — Suggs is your professional drama queen.

    But what do you expect out of the Baltimore paper, anyway?

  35. truesteelerfan says: Dec 2, 2010 8:15 PM

    Ben is the best qb in the league today! No player in the league is more valuable than this future hall of famer- all he does is win baby! Defensive players from other teams are jealous that they wish they were him, women all want him- and he’s the toughest non lineman on offense in the nfl

  36. hairpie says: Dec 2, 2010 8:16 PM

    roethlisberger is so soft its unreal. what a drama queen. last year Brady played with broken ribs, a seperated shoulder and broken fingers on his throwing hand and we didnt hear a peep until the season was over. yet people think he’s a sissy cause he’s married to a model.

  37. wiscobob says: Dec 2, 2010 8:19 PM

    That’s known as a ‘dancers fracture;’ look for it to become a problem after 2-3 weeks.

  38. david7590 says: Dec 2, 2010 8:26 PM

    edgarpoe2 says:
    Dec 2, 2010 6:34 PM

    Of course their winning percentage was higher with the 4th stringer otherwise known as Charlie Batch.

    And QB of the year? Ha. I thought the award is based on what the player does on the field and not on the number of grimaces.
    ===================================
    You know he means they will be playing with their 4th different QB this year right? He never mentioned any awards stupid.

  39. FinFan68 says: Dec 2, 2010 8:35 PM

    originalsteelcurtain says:
    Dec 2, 2010 5:53 PM

    Looks like the Steelers will be playing their 4th QB of the Year soon (hard to believe they are 8-3 with the injuires and inequitable refereeing)!
    ——————————-
    I’m sure there are a bunch of Miami fans that find it hard to believe they aren’t 7-4 after all that “inequitable refereeing”

  40. ppdoc13 says: Dec 2, 2010 8:36 PM

    Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen,
    Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen,
    Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen,
    Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen……..

    Oh yess….. btw – did I say

    Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen,
    Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen,
    Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen, Drama queen.

    Guy can play the game. Has a little problem with keeping it in his pants, but then again so did President Clinton and we only impeached him. But the truth of the matter is that this guy is a lime light seeking, looking for an excuse in the making FREAKING DRAMA QUEEN.

  41. leroysbutler says: Dec 2, 2010 8:46 PM

    She said no.

  42. 8dollarbeer says: Dec 2, 2010 9:10 PM

    He can still rape young drunk college girls as long as his gray “piece” isnt broke.

  43. peytonwantsaflag says: Dec 2, 2010 9:19 PM

    Dollars to donuts PigBen is the one that leaked it to Bouchette-

    what a tool

  44. richie500 says: Dec 2, 2010 9:23 PM

    Okay he wasn’t charged or even arrested, but I’m sure the same people are rooting for that DOG KILLER Vick.
    Maybe he can come and get your pooch for a bait dog, or rip it’s teeth out of it’s mouth, or drown it.
    That’s your MVP losers!!!

  45. raidernation666 says: Dec 2, 2010 9:25 PM

    truesteelerfan says:
    Dec 2, 2010 8:15 PM
    Ben is the best qb in the league today! No player in the league is more valuable than this future hall of famer- all he does is win baby! Defensive players from other teams are jealous that they wish they were him, women all want him- and he’s the toughest non lineman on offense in the nfl
    ————————————–
    Ben quit trolling profootballtalk, pretty pathetic!

  46. Deb says: Dec 2, 2010 9:51 PM

    Dear heavens, ppdoc13!!!

    Are you alone? Is a phone nearby? You need to stay on your feet and call 9-1-1. I’ve heard stomach-pumping is unpleasant, but you’ll be okay … assuming you didn’t steal anything from your employers or your office supply. Honey … what on earth did you take? Next time, try something soothing like Xanax. Bless your heart!

    @help me …

    Really wish I could, but you and Leroysbutler will have to navigate puberty by yourselves. Maybe when you become men you’ll stop telling rape jokes … but I won’t hold my breath. The evidence in the Roethlisberger case showed he didn’t rape anyone. That’s why no charges were filed. But you don’t care about that. You’re just nah-nahhing rival fans on a blog. How … mature.

  47. tbssic says: Dec 2, 2010 9:57 PM

    If the Steelers lose,,,,, they’ve got a pat excuse….
    If the Ravens lose,,,,,, Hmmmmm???????????????????

  48. bspn2 says: Dec 2, 2010 10:04 PM

    So two Buffalo Jills d-lineman bend Roethlisberger into a pretzel (after the whistle had blown) and there a no flags or fines?

    Had Woodley and Harrison done this to Fitzpanzy, they would have gotten fined $25k each.

  49. mswravens says: Dec 2, 2010 10:10 PM

    Deb – if you’re going to lecture people like a condescending mother figure, get your facts straight. You said:

    “The evidence in the Roethlisberger case showed he didn’t rape anyone. That’s why no charges were filed.”

    WRONG! There wasn’t sufficient evidence to convince the prosecutor – one person – to charge him. Far different conclusion than “the evidence showed he didn’t rape anyone,” i.e., showed he was innocent.

    What the evidence DID show is that your beloved QB is a scumbag. What’s that make you? What’s that make the Steeler fans who have so easily discarded the princuiples they expressed 4 months ago to root for the pig because he’s winning games? Go on now…justify it all you want. Bottom line – he is what he is, and you are what you are… Congrats on that!

  50. goldsteel says: Dec 2, 2010 10:49 PM

    So Ben has a broken bone in his foot and he is a drama queen? Because he is planning to play anyway? With that logic, all the quarterbacks that James Harrison hits are also drama queens, especially when they get up and continue to play the rest of the game.

    Or is it the NFL that’s being a drama queen for worrying about quarterbacks without dresses? Or is it Roger Goodell being a drama queen because the hits on quarterbacks LOOK bad? Curiouser and curiouser.

    Fire Goodell.

  51. florio4prez says: Dec 3, 2010 1:06 AM

    nyjalleffingday says:
    Dec 2, 2010 5:25 PM

    I hope not, I want Pittsburgh to be full strength when the Jets beat them.

    ———————————————–

    Well that’s just great. A Jets fan waking up the echoes of the stoopid smack that his team and fatter-than-fat Coach ran all training camp long, only to be beat down by the Ravens in Wk #1.

    Be careful of what you beg for from the Stillers or Stillers fans. The Cryboys talked a lot of smack the week leading up to SB 13 1/2 (as it was then called) in 1979 in the ‘burgh.

    To that L.C. would later say, “Talking smack and coming to play the Stillers in Pittsburgh. Bad idea.”

  52. jeffperk says: Dec 3, 2010 5:22 AM

    Isnt Bouchette the unofficial official mouthpiece of the Rooney’s/Steelers? Why would they doublecross their own personal reporter? It doesn’t matter, Steelers have only won 1x in the last 7 years in Baltimore, the controversial TD pass to Holmes that wasn’t a TD, the Ravens will win. GO RAVENS!!!!

  53. Jack Burton says: Dec 3, 2010 8:47 AM

    Hilarious, he’s a drama queen. You morons make my day.

  54. Steeler's Will says: Dec 3, 2010 9:22 AM

    mswravens says:
    Dec 2, 2010 10:10 PM
    What the evidence DID show is that your beloved QB is a scumbag. What’s that make you? What’s that make the Steeler fans who have so easily discarded the princuiples they expressed 4 months ago to root for the pig because he’s winning games? Go on now…justify it all you want. Bottom line – he is what he is, and you are what you are… Congrats on that!
    ———————-
    Awww man, this guy is so pro, he’s got me second guessing my allegiance to my football team :(

    Seriously tho, Gratz on harboring murderers!

  55. Deb says: Dec 3, 2010 1:19 PM

    @mswravens …

    I have my facts straight. You’re assuming that there was insufficient evidence to file. In fact, there was a tremendous amount of evidence and as the prosecutor said in his public summation of the evidence, the accusation appeared to be an alcohol-fueled incident with the woman and her sorority sisters and he hoped they learned their lesson.

    The medical examination of the accuser showed she did not have intercourse with Roethlisberger or anyone else that evening. She invented the story that she was raped. That’s why the prosecutor said he could not even prove penetration. Nor, he said, could he prove that anything occurred against her will. That’s because witnesses at multiple establishments said she was following him from club to club, buying her own drinks, pinching him on the backside, using his entourage to get close to him, inviting him back to her place for a private party, telling him and his party that she was “down to f***”, and initiating a graphic sexual conversation. The prosecutor said they did not even have probable cause to make an arrest. Probable cause is the reasonable assumption that a crime has been committed.

    So I have done my homework, jackass on this case, on the Nevada case–and on Ray Lewis’s case. That’s why I don’t go around calling Ray a murderer. Before you mouth off, I suggest you do your homework instead of just going onto a board and playing the d***h***d because you dislike a team.

    Please tell me “msw” does not refer to the degree. I’d like to hope an MSW had more going on upstairs.

  56. joetoronto says: Dec 3, 2010 10:46 PM

    Steeler fans are rooting for a rapist, nice to know you have your priorities straight.

  57. cjspiller12 says: Dec 4, 2010 5:32 PM

    @joetoronto………….At least they have an NFL team to root for, do you? Oh, that’s right Toronto has the CFL. You can check out you’re other sports franchises that no one attends, the Blue Jays and Raptors!! You have your hockey in the Maple Laughs!!!

  58. joetoronto says: Dec 5, 2010 6:13 AM

    cjspiller12:

    We’ll have your team soon, not that I really want it.

    Hey, I have an idea. Lets compare championships between the two towns, shall we?

    Toronto:
    11 Stanley Cups
    2 World Series Championships

    Buffalo:

    There you have it, lol.

    PS: You look like even a bigger fool than you are when you kiss Deb’s ass, keep it up, loser.

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