A few days after some national wire services picked up Ben Roethlisberger quotes about possible future foot surgery, agent Ryan Tollner cautioned that his client is the same as ever.
“There’s nothing new there,” Tollner told Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “The doctors elected not to do surgery and to let it heal. If it ever got worse, they might have to do something. Ben is kind of surprised that it’s getting the attention. He hopes and expects never to have surgery on it. The foot was feeling better after the season, with the extra time this offseason, it’s feeling great.”
We didn’t make a huge deal out of Roethlisberger’s comments last week. As Tollner said, there wasn’t much new.
Still, it was Big Ben that talked about his foot being so painful he could barely walk last season. He mentioned that if it got worse, he could wind up getting surgery in the future.
If he doesn’t want the attention about the possible surgery, there’s an easy way to correct that.