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Report: Steelers fear Roethlisberger’s shoulder injury is “pretty significant”

Ben Roethlisberger, Justin Houston AP

Described last night as “unusual,” there’s a more dire label now applied to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s shoulder injury.

The team fears it’s “pretty significant,” according to Ed Werder of ESPN.

That could have a dramatic impact on the Steelers’ season.  In five days, they host the Ravens on Sunday Night Football.  And two weeks after that, the Steelers face the Ravens again.

Coupled with the absence of 2011 team MVP Antonio Brown with an ankle injury that ended up being worse than initially believed, the Steelers will have a hard time winning the division, and a couple of losses could put them at risk of missing the playoffs altogether.

The key will be how many games Roethlisberger misses.  Already, some are suggesting that the quarterback with a flair for drama will show up and play on Sunday night.

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  1. savocabol1 says: Nov 13, 2012 10:10 AM

    Of course we should believe everything ESPN says. They never sensationalize these types of things…

  2. joetoronto says: Nov 13, 2012 10:14 AM

    QB’s are falling like flies, imagine Peyton going down.

  3. radtrigger says: Nov 13, 2012 10:19 AM

    “Both my shoulder blades and arms are broken, and I have a torn ligament” -Big Drama Ben

  4. flash1283 says: Nov 13, 2012 10:20 AM

    Roethlisberger’s shoulder injury is “pretty significant”

    At least that’s how the DRAMA QUEEN (Ben) will play it up until Sunday!
    That way it will be a miraculous comeback!
    Then we can hear what a tough guy he is.

  5. jbl429 says: Nov 13, 2012 10:21 AM

    Well at least the team doesn’t have to worry about Ben attending the birth of his child.

  6. yelix says: Nov 13, 2012 10:21 AM

    As a Chiefs fan, I really hope Ben is alright. The league isn’t as good when its stars are hurt, and I want to see the best game possible on Sunday night.

  7. rockthered1286 says: Nov 13, 2012 10:23 AM

    I take Big Ben injury reports about as seriously as I take Brady inury reports.

  8. rr2000k says: Nov 13, 2012 10:24 AM

    Queue up the drama!

  9. ravenator says: Nov 13, 2012 10:25 AM

    You can blame the injury on that pathetic oline. Ive said it all year long. He wasnt going to survive this season with that quiltblanket protecting him.

  10. holeinone09 says: Nov 13, 2012 10:27 AM

    Well, it’s unfortunate since you want your best players to play in arguably the biggest game of the year next Sunday. But the bigger picture needs to be kept in focus, and that is making it to the playoffs as healthy as possible. I remember last year, the Steelers let Ben play when he wasn’t ready, and his injury just continued and negatively impacted the Denver game.

    So, my vote would be to not play him until he is ready to play without risking a longer setback, whenever that is. He doesn’t have to be 100%, but he can’t play at 70% either. If he has to sit out against the Ravens, or even for 2-3 weeks, then so be it. I would rather him be in top shape for the playoffs. Like Tomlin says, no excuses, next man up. The offense will have to rise to the challenge, and so will the defense. I think they will. Of course, it hurts losing one of the best QBs in the league now, that is a fact not an excuse, but it will hurt much more in the playoffs.

    GO STEELERS!!

  11. thebonus44 says: Nov 13, 2012 10:27 AM

    If by “pretty significant” you mean “nonexistent”, then yes, his injury is “pretty significant”.

  12. ampats says: Nov 13, 2012 10:27 AM

    Leftwich is not leading the Steelers to the playoffs. Maybe look below and call David Garrard?

  13. djstat says: Nov 13, 2012 10:29 AM

    He’ll play

  14. Steeley McBeam says: Nov 13, 2012 10:29 AM

    Jokes on Ravens if this is a ploy LMAO. With the way the defense is playing, Steelers will be fine with or without Ben.

  15. tigershark49 says: Nov 13, 2012 10:29 AM

    Knowing Ben, he’ll play whether he should or not.

  16. stairwayto7 says: Nov 13, 2012 10:31 AM

    Miss the playoffs? 2 vs Cleveland, home vs San Diego and Cincy and at Dallas..3 wins at in playoffs.. Miami 2 games back..

  17. peytonwantsaflag says: Nov 13, 2012 10:31 AM

    Man – I just feel awful about all the things I said about him. Guess he won’t have to miss a game now to see his wife give birth to a baby.

  18. jjackwagon says: Nov 13, 2012 10:31 AM

    The Ravens should send the Chiefs a QB as a “thank you”.

  19. mitchitized says: Nov 13, 2012 10:32 AM

    I’d rather lose the rest of the season and protect Ben’s shoulder than make him play wounded in the hopes of making the playoffs and risk him needing major reconstructive surgery after the end of the season.

  20. jdubkc says: Nov 13, 2012 10:32 AM

    “Quarterback with a flair” Ohhh that’s a keeper.

  21. ziggy26 says: Nov 13, 2012 10:33 AM

    “…and a couple of losses could put them at risk of missing the playoffs altogether.”

    If the Steelers only have “a couple of losses” the rest of the way, they will finish 11-5. Any AFC team finishing 11-5 is at no risk of missing the playoffs.

  22. ravensgrl says: Nov 13, 2012 10:35 AM

    First it’s “unusual” and now “pretty significant” either way it doesn’t sound good.

  23. dirttooliski1raven says: Nov 13, 2012 10:36 AM

    Steely Mcbean is a steely Mcfean. Ravens whip Steelers w/o Big ben!!

  24. steelerdynasty2010 says: Nov 13, 2012 10:36 AM

    i REALLY hope you’re hammin’ this one up ben

  25. mancinibread says: Nov 13, 2012 10:41 AM

    Again, Bmore fans always keeping it classy. Worst fans in all of sports.

    We will take the Ravens at home even if the ghost of Myron Cope has to step in to play QB. Bring it Flacco, you big wimp.

  26. broncosfan29 says: Nov 13, 2012 10:43 AM

    Steeley McBeam says: Nov 13, 2012 10:29 AM

    Jokes on Ravens if this is a ploy LMAO. With the way the defense is playing, Steelers will be fine with or without Ben.

    —————————————————

    Really? This was the Chiefs. Imagine if they played a real team with a real offense or QB. And all the talk last week was about how the Steelers defeated the mighty NY Giants. I think the Bengals kinda put a damper on that the way they crushed the Giants.

  27. sixlombardisinyourface says: Nov 13, 2012 10:46 AM

    Best to scrap the season and let the backups and rookies get some reps and start scouting for Ben’s eventual successor. Next season PITT should have DeCastro and Spence back on the field, Mike Adams will have almost an entire season under his belt and maybe a few more high quality draft picks in April. With six gleaming Lombardi trophies behind glass, we have plenty of success to cherish as lifetime Pittsburgh Steeler fans !!! Black and Gold Forever Win or Lose !!!

  28. ravenator says: Nov 13, 2012 10:53 AM

    Steeley mcbeam will be non existent on this board after sunday night. Ravens win in dominating fashion. Another AFCN sweep coming up! Cheers!

  29. johnnysoup1 says: Nov 13, 2012 10:53 AM

    He’ll show up Sunday… He loves the spotlight..

  30. getyourownname says: Nov 13, 2012 10:54 AM

    Just out of curiosity, which prior injury to Ben wasn’t labeled “significant” ?

  31. theravens1 says: Nov 13, 2012 10:56 AM

    Ben is a tough QB! He has a lot of heart! As a Ravens Fan I appreciate how hard he plays and tough he is, and strong!!

    I hope he isn’t hurt badly! This is unfortunate! I want to see Suggsy run him down! That’s what Suggs has worked so hard to do!

    I love the rivalry! Get well Ben!

  32. 757ravensfan says: Nov 13, 2012 10:56 AM

    Steeley McBeam says: Nov 13, 2012 10:29 AM

    Jokes on Ravens if this is a ploy LMAO. With the way the defense is playing, Steelers will be fine with or without Ben.

    —————————————————————

    How can you say that w/ a straight face? I’m sure you were on your knees praying for a win after 1/2 time last night. The ONLY reason you won vs KC was b/c of the 12th man, “the referees”!!

  33. linday0801 says: Nov 13, 2012 10:59 AM

    Prediction: Pig Pen “miraculously” delivers his own baby despite one arm hanging limply to his side and the other tied behind his back, then “heroically” (or so the sports pundits will insist) decides he must play Sunday night vs. the Ravens. Of course, the Ravens — having seen this act a few too many times to fall for it — will not be fooled, and will be ready for his sorry butt come game time, “significant” in jury or not.

  34. 8man says: Nov 13, 2012 11:07 AM

    ziggy26 says:
    Nov 13, 2012 10:33 AM
    If the Steelers only have “a couple of losses” the rest of the way, they will finish 11-5. Any AFC team finishing 11-5 is at no risk of missing the playoffs.
    ——————————————-
    Really? Explain that to the Matt Cassel led Patriots of 2008, who finished 11-5…and had their starting QB knocked out by the Chiefs defense.

  35. Steeley McBeam says: Nov 13, 2012 11:12 AM

    ravenator says:

    Steeley mcbeam will be non existent on this board after sunday night. Ravens win in dominating fashion. Another AFCN sweep coming up! Cheers!

    Im willing to take that bet. But after the Steelers win not only will the Ravens threads be dead, but you won’t be posted the same tired jokes in every single Steelers article either. Monday will be a great day!

  36. dannyreneau says: Nov 13, 2012 11:12 AM

    Dear AFC North,

    You’re welcome

    Sincerely,

    The Kansas City Chiefs

  37. bigzant82 says: Nov 13, 2012 11:16 AM

    smh u Chiefs fans are lame u had a chance to damage there playoff hopes and failed nut u did some damage
    PLEASE ravens do more damage to dem so da Browns can get limping steelers team in 2x in december
    im hopeing that injury is bad “i dont wish harm anybody unless dey deserve it” but when it comes to the steelers i say DESTROY THEM!!!

  38. mostlombardisintheleague says: Nov 13, 2012 11:25 AM

    @broncosfan29 says:
    Really? This was the Chiefs. Imagine if they played a real team with a real offense or QB. And all the talk last week was about how the Steelers defeated the mighty NY Giants. I think the Bengals kinda put a damper on that the way they crushed the Giants.
    ———————————————–
    Pittsburgh beat NYG (and the refs) on the road before CIN did, thus giving CIN game film to review and the blue-print for victory.

  39. citizenstrange says: Nov 13, 2012 11:28 AM

    The Steelers got swept by the Ravens last year with Roethlisberger playing both games including a 35-7 drubbing in the season opener and 23-20 in week 9 so exactly how much worse can Leftwich be?

    And the answer is none. None more worse.

  40. mostlombardisintheleague says: Nov 13, 2012 11:29 AM

    Next week PITT could be without starting QB , starting #1 reciever, Ryan Clark, Polamalu, Gilbert.

    Ravens are missing 2 starters on defense, but how many starters are they missing on offense ?
    I give Flacco credit, he never seems to incur injury.a

  41. olcap says: Nov 13, 2012 11:32 AM

    Without Roethlisberger, the Steelers don’t stand a chance. The worse thing in this, is that, with Roethlisberger out, Mike Tomlin gets a bye in his ridiculously dumb game management skills, since it’ll be easy to blame their upcoming losses on the loss of their entire offense (Roethlisberger.)

    Also, can anyone tell me why Tomlin chose to give the Chiefs the closed endzone to drive towards in OT, when they had just kicked a 46 yd. FG to tie it at the end of regulation? Doesn’t seem to be a very SMART decision by Mike, does it?

  42. wtf2812 says: Nov 13, 2012 11:32 AM

    It does my heart good to see that not all Ravens fans are heartless jackasses. Thanks theravens1. In the same breath, I hate Steelers fans who make the rest of uis look stupid as well. Just stop it.

    Let’s enjoy the best rivalry in the NFL. I hope everyone is healthy. I’m not one of those fans who wished Ray Lewis was out for the year or that Ed Reed was washed up. I like good teams to be at their best. Then the winner can really feel good about the outcome.

  43. shaggytoodle says: Nov 13, 2012 11:39 AM

    getyourownname says:Nov 13, 2012 10:54 AM

    Just out of curiosity, which prior injury to Ben wasn’t labeled “significant” ?
    ____________________

    The one when he crashed his bike and they had to pull him off the windshield of a car was pretty serious.

  44. chuckforeman44 says: Nov 13, 2012 11:40 AM

    Pittsburgh barely beat KC last night….they had some 12th man assitance to get the win…nothing unusual there…just like theres nothing “unusual” about Bens injury, he’ll play. It wont help though…the Ravens are better than Pittsburgh.

  45. bunkmcnulty says: Nov 13, 2012 11:42 AM

    Ravens fan here. Respect immensely Ben’s talents and toughness. I won’t believe anything until the game starts. Ravens will get the biggest break of the season if Ben is out.

    Rather see him play but I will be OK if he doesn’t.

  46. ccoolahan14 says: Nov 13, 2012 11:42 AM

    The Steelers could have a corpse at quarterback and they could still win a Super Bowl. Their games are rigged. I’ve been saying it for years, and every year is more proof. People realize that last time Roethlisberger got hurt, Charlie Batch went undefeated against teams not named the “Ravens,” right? And the Ravens needed a last second Flacco TD pass to win. Oh yeah, and IN BALTIMORE the Ravens needed OVERTIME to beat the Steelers with Dennis Dixon (out of the league) at quarterback (the Ravens have won 15 straight home games!) . Roethlisberger is irrelevant, if the refs are there, the Steelers will be fine.

  47. psmith7716 says: Nov 13, 2012 11:47 AM

    Big Ben may be a drama queen, but he is OUR drama qlueen. Heal quickly Ben – this team needs you.

  48. denverscott says: Nov 13, 2012 11:59 AM

    linday0801 says: Nov 13, 2012 10:59 AM

    Prediction: Pig Pen “miraculously” delivers his own baby despite one arm hanging limply to his side and the other tied behind his back, then “heroically” (or so the sports pundits will insist) decides he must play Sunday night vs. the Ravens.
    You left out the best part:… And the baby was a boy modeled after Ben himself. A boy so tough they wrapped him in brown duct tape and used him as the ball on Bens game winning TD pass. And all was well in the NFL.

  49. cavafox says: Nov 13, 2012 12:01 PM

    ccoolahan14 says:
    Nov 13, 2012 11:42 AM
    The Steelers could have a corpse at quarterback and they could still win a Super Bowl. Their games are rigged.
    —————————–

    Give me some of whatever you are smoking!

    Some people are seriously delusional. After the Giants game last week people still believe the Steelers’ games are rigged by the refs?!

    Steelers have had at least 3 touchdowns called back this year on holds. PI calls when receivers arent even touched and even last night ‘cursing at an official’?!

    Pittsburgh is in 30th place for PYPG in 2012 and in 2011 was 22nd and 2010 was 25th.

    The Goodell vs Ben Vs Harrison Vs The Steelers is well known that he hates the team, not favors them.

  50. bigdaddydooko says: Nov 13, 2012 12:05 PM

    8man says:
    Nov 13, 2012 11:07 AM
    ziggy26 says:
    Nov 13, 2012 10:33 AM
    If the Steelers only have “a couple of losses” the rest of the way, they will finish 11-5. Any AFC team finishing 11-5 is at no risk of missing the playoffs.
    ——————————————-
    Really? Explain that to the Matt Cassel led Patriots of 2008, who finished 11-5…and had their starting QB knocked out by the Chiefs defense.

    8man, that was 4 years ago. Teams in the AFC were much better. This year there isn’t going to be many AFC teams finishing at or above 11-5. We’re barely half way through the season and all but 6 teams have at least five losses already.

  51. Steeler's Will-enator says: Nov 13, 2012 12:14 PM

    I’m guessing he plays lefty Sunday night.

  52. spellingcops says: Nov 13, 2012 12:17 PM

    joetoronto says: Nov 13, 2012 10:14 AM

    QB’s are falling like flies, imagine Peyton going down.
    —————————————————
    Why, so the Raiders could be the 1st 5-11 team to win a division? Just shut up. Stinking floppy headed Canadian.

  53. ottograham says: Nov 13, 2012 12:21 PM

    Gotta give credit to KC defense. They played lights out last night. This offense needs Ben to win these next 3 games period.

  54. cereal blogger says: Nov 13, 2012 12:22 PM

    He’s fine, we will see him Sunday

  55. 2difshoe says: Nov 13, 2012 12:24 PM

    Let’s hope he doesn’t take a motorcycle ride over to the local saloon while he recovers.

  56. sixlombardisinyourface says: Nov 13, 2012 12:24 PM

    @ccoolahan14 says:
    …Their games are rigged. I’ve been saying it for years, and every year is more proof. ….Roethlisberger is irrelevant, if the refs are there, the Steelers will be fine.
    ———————————————–
    How were the refs in NY MetLife stadium last week ? Final score from MetLife stadium: Steelers 24, Refs 14, Giants 6.

  57. southpaw2k says: Nov 13, 2012 12:26 PM

    mancinibread says:
    Nov 13, 2012 10:41 AM
    Again, Bmore fans always keeping it classy. Worst fans in all of sports.

    We will take the Ravens at home even if the ghost of Myron Cope has to step in to play QB. Bring it Flacco, you big wimp.

    ————————————————-

    Flacco is a big wimp? Before making such broad statements like that, do you know how many starts Flacco has missed during his pro career thus far? Zero. Not one.

    I’m not saying he’s the greatest QB in the league, but he can take a hit. And he doesn’t overdramatize injuries he has, unlike other certain QBs in the AFC North.

  58. biffnasty says: Nov 13, 2012 12:27 PM

    big ben: throwing pics and assaulting chicks since 03

  59. 4sacroc says: Nov 13, 2012 12:27 PM

    Suck it up. Use the other arm.

  60. heybeerman95 says: Nov 13, 2012 12:32 PM

    8man says:Nov 13, 2012 11:07 AM

    ziggy26 says:
    Nov 13, 2012 10:33 AM
    If the Steelers only have “a couple of losses” the rest of the way, they will finish 11-5. Any AFC team finishing 11-5 is at no risk of missing the playoffs.
    ——————————————-
    Really? Explain that to the Matt Cassel led Patriots of 2008, who finished 11-5…and had their starting QB knocked out by the Chiefs defense.
    ————————————

    That was what 4 or 5 years ago? He is talking about this season. Check the standings. Pats, Steelers, Colts and Broncos all 6-3. Texans 8-1 and Ravens 7-2. Four of those are division winners and 2 would be wild cards. Everone else is 2 or more games back. Pretty sure ANYONE finishing 11-5 will make the playoffs.

  61. steelcurtains says: Nov 13, 2012 12:39 PM

    I find it funny that Ravens fans are commenting about the Steelers barely beating the Chiefs. Didn’t the Ravens “blow out” the Chiefs by like a 9-6 score???

  62. flaccodelic says: Nov 13, 2012 12:45 PM

    mancinibread says:
    Nov 13, 2012 10:41 AM
    Again, Bmore fans always keeping it classy. Worst fans in all of sports.

    We will take the Ravens at home even if the ghost of Myron Cope has to step in to play QB. Bring it Flacco, you big wimp.

    Let’s be clear: there is no fanbase more insufferable than the Steelers fanbase, and that includes the Yankees, which is saying something. You guys get swept and you start waving fingers around like Terry Bradshaw had something to do with this current team. I’m sure you’d love it if Baltimore fans started talking about Johnny Unitas’ accomplishments, which is exactly as relevant at this point.

    A Tuesday like this one after you barely squeaked it out at home against a 1-8 team would be a good time to stop talking. Not that you will!!

    Keep yapping away, and after the Ravens win again you can say it was our Superbowl again, which will make like 4 or 5 straight of those you’ve lost.

  63. ppdoc13 says: Nov 13, 2012 12:46 PM

    It would be unfortunate if Ben does not play. The ravens and steelers is the best rivalry in the nfl bar none. I just don’t think anything else is as good in this generation.

    For the Flacco bashers, I will remind you that joe has made every start in his 4 plus year career

    As far as Ben being out for thee game, I will believe it when I see him in street clothes at game time. Until then it’s all BS.

    Let the game commence.

  64. steel2372 says: Nov 13, 2012 12:48 PM

    dirttooliski1raven
    I wouldnt be so sure about that. This game is always a knock down drag out type of game. Both teams will be ready to BRING it for all four quarters. Steelers D is getting in sync and lets face it The Ravens have some significant injuries on defense. As a Steelers fan, I can’t wait for Sunday. Should be a great day for the Steelers!!!

  65. tlmoon2112 says: Nov 13, 2012 1:01 PM

    It couldnt have happened to a nicer guy as far as I am concerned.

  66. wtf2812 says: Nov 13, 2012 1:02 PM

    At his presser just now, Tomlin said Ben has a shoulder sprain and is listed as questionable. We will see how the week plays out.

  67. chuckleberry1974 says: Nov 13, 2012 1:04 PM

    mancinibread says:Nov 13, 2012 10:41 AM

    Again, Bmore fans always keeping it classy. Worst fans in all of sports.

    We will take the Ravens at home even if the ghost of Myron Cope has to step in to play QB. Bring it Flacco, you big wimp.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Flacco has started every game of his career. Plus, you can’t be a wimp with a fu man chu…

  68. denverwally says: Nov 13, 2012 1:11 PM

    Two points from a Pats fan:
    1. Ben is certainly a drama queen.
    2. That looked like a legitimate injury last night. I would say if he comes back from that one this season, you can remove the “Drama Queen” label from him. Even you think he was faking it, it was pretty clear the team was concerned enough to haul his butt to the hospital right away. I doubt you can get a team to buy in to your acting during the middle of a tight game.

  69. krabballs says: Nov 13, 2012 1:12 PM

    Acording to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, he has a “shoulder sprain”. In other words, he’s playing.

    Drama Queen strikes again!!!!

  70. rockthered1286 says: Nov 13, 2012 1:21 PM

    The only time the Steelers have scored more than 27 this year was in a loss to Oakland.

    The Ravens you ask? 31, 31, 44, 55. All W’s.

    Bring on a gimpy Ben (we all know he’s playing). Suggs is licking his chops already.

  71. ziggy26 says: Nov 13, 2012 1:26 PM

    8man, I was referring to the current standings in the AFC. The teams just outside of the wildcard already have five losses.

    I realize that 11-5 in other years might not be good enough for a wildcard spot. But this year it will.

  72. rockthered1286 says: Nov 13, 2012 1:28 PM

    steel2372 says:
    Nov 13, 2012 12:48 PM
    …Steelers D is getting in sync and lets face it The Ravens have some significant injuries on defense. As a Steelers fan, I can’t wait for Sunday. Should be a great day for the Steelers!!!
    ______________________________
    I’m sorry did you forget about Polomalu being hurt? And Clark got shaken up in OT this game? And a LB group that has been in and out of the lineup? As far as I’m concerned, Ray Lewis isn’t a major loss on the field. Webb is our only true loss right now. And you’re D is getting in sync… last 2 games against a NYG team w/o a pass TD in 3 straight and a KC team that … well it’s KC. Meanwhile the Ravens held an improving offensive team in CLE out of the endzone, and demolished an OAK team that beat PIT, without the services of Ngata and Jimmy Smith, our #2 CB. I’d say the Ravens are the team finally meshing.

  73. ampatsisahypocrite says: Nov 13, 2012 1:36 PM

    Leftwich is still a better QB than Flacco.

  74. bradyapplaudstheflag says: Nov 13, 2012 1:41 PM

    joetoronto says: Nov 13, 2012 10:14 AM

    QB’s are falling like flies, imagine Peyton going down.

    ———-

    You’ve been imagining that for ten weeks, at least. This must be a very frustrating season for you.

  75. cbass59 says: Nov 13, 2012 1:46 PM

    Where did Ben discuss the injury with anyone? Any over blown report in on the media, not Ben.

  76. getyourownname says: Nov 13, 2012 1:58 PM

    shaggytoodle says:
    Nov 13, 2012 11:39 AM

    The one when he crashed his bike and they had to pull him off the windshield of a car was pretty serious.
    *****************
    Right, so I guess that would NOT have been the last injury that wasn’t called significant.

    Meanwhile, it is remarkable how quickly the separation has been healing. He’s now listed with a shoulder sprain. By tomorrow, it should be a strain. Thursday, a bruise. Friday, a bump. Saturday, it will be all better.

  77. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 13, 2012 2:10 PM

    @ ppdoc says:

    I will remind you that joe has made every start in his 4 plus year career.
    ——————————————————
    When the back-up is as competent as the starter, doesn’t matter. And I don’t even know who the back-up is, but he can’t be any worse than Flacco.

  78. tedmurph says: Nov 13, 2012 2:22 PM

    It would be a shame if he was hurt badly, he’s having a hellava year. Still, even if he misses a few games, 9-7 probably gets them in. Problem is, that means they would have to go to Denver, NE or Balti, then to Houston in the playoffs. Good luck.

  79. juststeel says: Nov 13, 2012 2:47 PM

    The way the NFL (National Fix league) has been going. The Ravens will be favored by 4 , Uni-brow will throw 4 picks and Steelers will win by 12. The books make a killing. BOOM!!!

  80. ilovefoolsball says: Nov 13, 2012 2:51 PM

    So I guess the nurse in the bathroom of the hospital didn’t help relieve the pain.

  81. frenzy95 says: Nov 13, 2012 2:52 PM

    I hate Big Ben due to the fact that I’m from Cleveland. But I’ve never seen him leave a game from an injury and go to the hospital. Dude beat us last year on one freaking leg! I know it’s not saying much since it was the 4-12 browns but still.

  82. dudeicle says: Nov 13, 2012 3:12 PM

    one of the other sites is reporting an SC sprain…. that’s the end of the collarbone closest to the throat

  83. 3octaveFart says: Nov 13, 2012 3:39 PM

    I’m not sure where you guys get your information, but the local news stations are already reporting that the Steelers have listed him as “questionable” for Sunday…

  84. bigbluenationdb says: Nov 13, 2012 4:08 PM

    If Big Ben is out for a couple games they finish as a wild card instead of winning the division.

    The biggest concern I would have if I were a Pittsburg fan is if they had to travel to Denver for the playoffs. That would mean no Clark, who is probably their best player in the secondary.

  85. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 13, 2012 4:28 PM

    Steelers worried about life without Ben.

    Giants have been playing without Eli for a month. You can still win, obviously.

  86. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 13, 2012 4:32 PM

    sixlombardisinyourface says: Nov 13, 2012 12:24 PM

    @ccoolahan14 says:
    …Their games are rigged. I’ve been saying it for years, and every year is more proof. ….Roethlisberger is irrelevant, if the refs are there, the Steelers will be fine.
    ———————————————–
    How were the refs in NY MetLife stadium last week ? Final score from MetLife stadium: Steelers 24, Refs 14, Giants 6.
    ————

    What are you talking about? Giants got no calls. And I KNOW you are not talking after last night.

  87. ravgt says: Nov 13, 2012 4:54 PM

    I’m a Ravens fan and I’m weary of all the Pittsburgh smack. I would rather beat steelers with Ben playing. That way, no whining and no excuses.
    Despite our ridiculous second half schedule, we will still win the division and finish second in the conference. And as for the guy who said he didn’t want to see Pittsburgh have to play at Denver in the playoffs, you couldn’t even beat Tebow in Denver, muchless Peyton.

  88. mwindle1973 says: Nov 13, 2012 6:05 PM

    Update is he has a sternoclavicular inury. Which involves where the sternum and clavicle connect. That can mean anything from a strain, to a subluxation (seperation), to a complete dislocation. Why it was called an unusual injury, is because it is a very unusual injury, in football or otherwise. As far as recovery…it depends on whether there was any separation or dislocation. THe last player I remember having this was Favre in 2010. That was the injury that finally made him miss a game. Recovery time is listed as 3 weeks to 3 months. Favre missed one game, tried to come back in the next game, but removed himself after 7 passes, and then missed the last 2 games. He’s never played again so we don’t know how long it actually took to heal. And also I’m pretty sure he just had a simple sprain and no separation or dislocation. Take this quote from a medical professional in an article I read…”It’s typically an extremely difficult injury from which to recover fully,” Millett says. “Especially for an overhead-throwing athlete.” I think that Big Ben is going to be out 2 weeks minimum. If he’s dislocated, the season may be gone for him.

  89. tonyarnold2 says: Nov 13, 2012 6:48 PM

    Ravens will sweep the AFC North just like last year.

  90. cometkazie says: Nov 13, 2012 6:57 PM

    Heal quickly, Ben.

  91. steel2372 says: Nov 13, 2012 7:46 PM

    rockthered1286

    Steelers’ defense ranks No. 1 in NFL.

    Any questions?

  92. koenig61 says: Nov 13, 2012 9:39 PM

    I can’t believe you ever refereed a game mr wright?!? Put aside your hatred against the steelers and sit there with a straight face and tell me you believe those calls against Pgh in the giants game were good calls? The Ryan Clark hit, the PI call, the roethlisberger fumble? Even mike Pierra said the refs blew those calls.

    What disturbs me the most isn’t the comments from the younger fans on this site, but people like you me wright who obviously are grown adults who have watched football for years, and still choose to make comments based upon team hatred and not facts.

    I may dislike a certain team or its players, but when it comes to recognizing that those teams are good, or players are good, I have no problem saying so. Smack talk is expected on here, but the blatant lack of knowledge is crazy, and what’s worse is that you’ve posted you were a referee.

  93. cereal blogger says: Nov 15, 2012 8:35 AM

    I take that back, wow sounds kind of serious & very painful. It doesnt matter, the Ravens are the better team as they have proved the last couple of seasons & they probably beat Pitts either way

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