We knew Ben Roethlisberger’s latest injury would create a little drama.
Big Ben didn’t practice Thursday and isn’t expected to on Friday. He’s aiming for Saturday’s practice, but told reporters that his ankle feels worse than it did when he was playing on it against the Browns.
“The second half of that game you were playing off adrenaline, you were playing off emotion,” Roethlisberger said via Scout.com. “The next couple days after that I just shook my head because I don’t know how – I couldn’t have done it; I don’t know how I did.
“It’s amazing what adrenaline and wanting to be out there for your guys does.”
We figure that Roethlisberger will play because that’s what he always does, but there does seem to be real doubt in this case. Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said Roethlisberger couldn’t play if the game was Thursday. The Steelers don’t want the injury to get worse with the playoffs approaching.
Both ESPN’s Adam Schefter and SI’s Peter King have expressed skepticism Roethlisberger will be able to suit up in San Francisco.