Ben Roethlisberger showed up to work Wednesday with a big bandage over his nose, looking like an actor that just got a little corrective surgery. The broken honker is actually getting Roethlisberger some credit in in the Pittsburgh area, though.
“Mario Lemieux told me I finally look like a hockey player,” Roethlisberger said via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Not everyone is impressed though. Terrell Owens again questioning Roethlisberger’s toughness on Twitter this week, saying, “i’ve played w/2 screws & a plate n my ankle and a broken leg! And tht ws a severe injury! A broken nose??? Puh-lease! Lmao!”
Roethlisberger seemed to take Owens’ words in strides, saying he’s happy he could help T.O. with his ratings. (Owens wishes.)
“I guess I’m soft or something, I don’t know. I just want to play the game,” Roethlisberger said.
With a matchup against the Bengals this week, the Steelers quarterback says his foot feels much better
. He’s not too worried about the nose, even if was in bad shape before his surgery.
“[The surgeon] said he got in there and he said the nose bones looked like Corn Flakes. I was like, oh, that’s good,” Roethlisberger said.
Our west coast readers can thank us later for the free breakfast suggestion.