Report: Roethlisberger’s ankle sprain minor, will play Sunday

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left Wednesday’s practice after hurting his ankle, but it doesn’t look like the injury will be more than a talking point for the announcers during Sunday’s game against the Bengals.

Ed Werder of ESPN reports that Roethlisberger suffered a minor sprained ankle and that he’ll be back at practice on Friday for the Steelers. Werder also reports that he will “definitely” play against Cincinnati.

That’s obviously good news for a Steelers team that has plenty of other injuries to deal with as they head into Week Seven. Roethlisberger has played with a variety of injuries over the years and shown little loss of personal effectiveness, but the bad wheel can make him more of a punching bag for the opposition pass rush. With a shaky offensive line in front of him, that will likely be Roethlisberger’s biggest concern.

At 2-3, this is a game the Steelers need if they are going to start asserting themselves into the race for playoff spots in the AFC. Roethlisberger’s presence should make it more likely that they get it.

23 responses to “Report: Roethlisberger’s ankle sprain minor, will play Sunday

  1. I don’t consider a sprained ankle an injury when it comes to Ben. They’ll just tape his feet to his leg so they don’t flop around, and he’ll be ready to play!

  2. jr4real says: Oct 19, 2012 11:40 AM

    shocking. now here comes haters. just remember…

    Ben>Flacco

    you’d trade in a minute for him.

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    Dude I’m a Steelers fan as well, but let me provide a dose of reality: it’s not exactly a good idea for us to be comapring ourselves to the Ravens right now. You could cherry pick a few areas where we are better (agreed QB being one of them), but the fact of the matter is the Ravens are playing better football than us.

    With that said, it’s a long season, and hopefully we can get healthy folks back (Polamalu, Wood, Gilbert, Decastro, Mendenhall, Pouncey, Ben I guess), so that we can still have our annual dog fight with them in December for first place in the AFCN.

  3. Bens a cry baby, don’t get me wrong the dudes tough but man come on with the HERO scene, everybody in the nfl plays through injury!
    And jr4real to say bens better than flacco is crazy no other qb in history has won more games in 5 years and not to mention all his trips to the playoffs, of course there is no Super Bowl and Ben has a couple of this but as far as a dependable qb who is just a tough and hasn’t missed a game in 5 years by the time he’s 9 years in flacco will better than Ben!

  4. napoleonblownapart6887 says: Oct 19, 2012 11:56 AM

    jr4real says: Oct 19, 2012 11:40 AM

    shocking. now here comes haters. just remember…

    Ben>Flacco

    you’d trade in a minute for him.

    ———————————-

    Dude I’m a Steelers fan as well, but let me provide a dose of reality: it’s not exactly a good idea for us to be comapring ourselves to the Ravens right now. You could cherry pick a few areas where we are better (agreed QB being one of them), but the fact of the matter is the Ravens are playing better football than us.

    With that said, it’s a long season, and hopefully we can get healthy folks back (Polamalu, Wood, Gilbert, Decastro, Mendenhall, Pouncey, Ben I guess), so that we can still have our annual dog fight with them in December for first place in the AFCN.
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    you are right! I was jumping the gun on all the ravens fans who like to dump on Ben. Absolutely i think the ravens are better right now. we are struggling on D so much it doesn’t matter how well we play on O. Def respect the Ravens, and Flacco for that matter. he’s played well the last few years.

  5. Ben is better uninjured than injured. Why is he not more careful in practice when he knows the hole the team is in right now. Watch your step Ben, unless he thinks Leftwich is capable of winning 5 games straight ? Oh and by the way, we still have the Roethlisberger baby situation looming on the horizon. Ben, you still have a window to get one more ring, watch your step man !

  6. What people who are not in Pittsburgh don’t realize is Ben never announces the injury. The media finds out and then he is asked.about it. Watch an interview with him and then talk about it before you say he always brings them up..

  7. Hopefully Ben will be alright. The only thing that worries me is whether he will be able to use his mobility often. I am praying for you Big Ben. My Steelers’ team needs you. Keep the faith!

  8. Wow all the Big Ben haters amaze me. Dude is tough as nails. He’s not complaining about the injuries they are being reported by the media not by him.

  9. They are just oiling up the excuse machine. Recall all the comments about “I won’t believe the Bengals are real until they beat the Steelers/Ravens”? Now if the Bengals win they still won’t get credit.

  10. I really don’t see where all the crybaby and whiner comments come from. I’ve never seen a quote from Ben that exaggerates an injury. He always says “yea it hurts but I’m playing”. Don’t hate just because your teams QB sits with similar injuries. Its the Florios of the world that insist on making a story out of every injury report that leaves that impression. To all the sheep out there, if you dont see quotations, all you are reading is fluff.

  11. Ben still holds youngest qb to win Super Bowl and number of wins as a rookie. And the whole raplisberger is old hat. Most of you trolls would take that baggage for a ring any day.

  12. When all of you fanatical supporters of the ex-cons, dog beaters, wife abusers, baby-mama leavers, bounty hunters and flat-out cheaters (and you know who you are) are pointing your finger at someone else, please take note of where the other three fingers are pointing. What’s that saying about living in a glass house?

    GO BEN!
    GO STEELERS!

  13. This site is going down. Bunch of lame people saying negative things. It was cool in the beginning but just like lame Facebook this sites get played out.

  14. Ben IS a bust! He will never win a Super Bowl and quite frankly, the Steelers never will either!

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