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Tomlin: Roethlisberger is questionable this week

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is at the podium as we speak, offering little in the way of updates on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s shoulder injury.

Tomlin said, via multiple reports, that Roethlisberger has a “shoulder sprain,” which would make him questionable this week. Of course, a separated shoulder is, by definition, sprained, so we really don’t know any more than we did a few minutes ago.

Yahoo’s Jason Cole just mentioned that Roethlisberger is awaiting word on a second MRI, so the rush to declare the quarterback one way or another seems premature.

His shoulder hurts. He’s seeing doctors. He doesn’t seem to know where he stands yet.

So we wait for the next wave of leaks.

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20 Responses to “Tomlin: Roethlisberger is questionable this week”
  1. blackandyellow71 says: Nov 13, 2012 12:40 PM

    Cue all the Ben haters to add their original comments about him being a drama queen and rapist.

  2. h3min1230 says: Nov 13, 2012 12:43 PM

    I can’t be the only one who saw him look back to see if there was a camera following him when he went in the locker room, right?

  3. steelerben says: Nov 13, 2012 12:55 PM

    What no one saw was that his arm fell off on the way to the hospital and then he used it as a club to beat away a crowd of zombies. He is going to be out for the next 4 1/2 seasons while a bionic is being prepared.

    The Ravens definitely should start feeling over confident about the game this weekend because there is no chance he will play…

  4. gojags says: Nov 13, 2012 12:59 PM

    Looking forward to see if Tomlin follows Belichick’s injury report disclosure book.

  5. black6yellow says: Nov 13, 2012 1:00 PM

    I think that all but gives Baltimore the division but when he comes back they will lock up a wild card spot

  6. greglloydrules says: Nov 13, 2012 1:10 PM

    He plays, they win. End of story.

  7. ravenator says: Nov 13, 2012 1:12 PM

    Questionable aka doubtful aka nope im checking out to spend time with the baby mama

  8. humbleminded85 says: Nov 13, 2012 1:18 PM

    Joe Flacco, who also play’s in the AFC North, has never missed a game.

  9. bigteej22 says: Nov 13, 2012 1:20 PM

    Really hope he can play. If he goes, we’ll take the game Sunday night. And goodness gracious, when is the Tazmanian Devil coming back????

  10. ralphiepower says: Nov 13, 2012 1:31 PM

    couldnt have happened to to a nicer guy..

  11. realfann says: Nov 13, 2012 1:35 PM

    No. The definition of separated is not sprained.

    But thanks for playing.

  12. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 13, 2012 1:48 PM

    Big Ben is resting in his paddock and not putting any weight on his right front foreleg.

  13. karla36 says: Nov 13, 2012 1:52 PM

    Someone cued me earlier, so here it goes…he is a Drama Queen. Many other QBs take harder hits several times a game and usually get right back up. Every single time he goes to the ground, he gets up limping or shaking a hand, rubbing an elbow, looking at his thumb. There is no way you can deny it. One thing’s for sure, whether or not he plays Sunday night, Crissy boy will be loving on him. He will be mentioned as much as if he were on the field. Will be sure to watch with it muted!

  14. thegloriousone says: Nov 13, 2012 2:20 PM

    I hope it’s a career ender.

  15. mbmixer says: Nov 13, 2012 2:30 PM

    Why is Batch not activated?…I agree with another comment, we lose the division but will squeak in a wild card.

  16. pravin68 says: Nov 13, 2012 3:00 PM

    Leftwich over Batch is a joke. Batch is a better leaderin the huddle and can execute those Haley screeen passes better than leftwich.

  17. csilojohnson says: Nov 13, 2012 3:08 PM

    And we wait for you guys to blow this out of proportion. The speculations begin!

  18. ravensnosncaps says: Nov 13, 2012 3:23 PM

    Steelers/ravens always play each other tough. This is no gimme whether Ben plays or not. I feel he’d make a difference for the steelers but the deciding factor.

  19. oldirtyman says: Nov 13, 2012 4:06 PM

    @ravenator

    Thank u for another intelligent comment about the Steelets, why do u even like the Ravens ur not from Maryland, guess u just think their colors r pretty

  20. ravenator says: Nov 13, 2012 4:54 PM

    Since when is Baltimore not a part of Maryland. Must be that Pittsburgh education rearing its ugly head again. Shame.

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