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Roethlisberger not scratched yet

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Last Tuesday, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was questionable for the Week 11 game against the Ravens, with a shoulder injury and a dislocated rib.  The next day, Roethlisberger was ruled out.

This Tuesday, Tomlin said that Roethlisberger is doubtful for Sunday’s game at Cleveland.  To date, however, Roethlisberger has not been scratched.

He didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday, with the designation “right shoulder” (not rib).  Until he’s listed as out, there’s still a chance he could play.

Then again, no Steelers players have been ruled out this week, including quarterback Byron Leftwich (ribs) and safety Troy Polamalu (calf).

Receiver Antonio Brown, who has missed the last two games with an ankle injury, has practiced both days on a limited basis.

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7 Responses to “Roethlisberger not scratched yet”
  1. Nofoolnodrool says: Nov 22, 2012 4:05 PM

    Seems like a Belichek move to me. Ben needs to be saved to play the tee shirt champs next week.

  2. ravenator says: Nov 22, 2012 4:11 PM

    Browns win this game regardless. Steeler season is over in the next two weeks

  3. BigBeachBall says: Nov 22, 2012 4:53 PM

    Ben will Put some dirt on it and be ready to go…

  4. Nofoolnodrool says: Nov 22, 2012 4:54 PM

    The way I see the season is over if the steelers lose three more games. The ravens are going to lose to NY, Dallas,Denver and Cincy for sure. Count on it, but wait that could get the ravens another tee shirt. Oh no…lol… Priceless.

  5. bobzilla1001 says: Nov 22, 2012 5:27 PM

    It should be duly noted that Tomlin has never acknowledged that Roethlisberger has or had an injured rib, which should alert everyone that the life-threatening “aorta” story is another figment of Roethlisberger’s wild imagination. Naturally, the media ate “the near-death experience” right up.
    Yawn.

  6. steelernator says: Nov 22, 2012 7:53 PM

    Tomlin in fact mentioned the rib and shoulder injury in a public press conference, that is on the record.

    Ben will be no more than the 3rd emergency QB this week if he is not scratched. Hopefully he can play against the Ravens, but if not, next man up.

  7. modellforprez says: Nov 22, 2012 9:39 PM

    Ben will not play against browns. even though it will not be easy for chuck batch or brian fooled ya or whoever is under pounce. they need him against the purp pigeons the following week in crabcake city to snap that lil winnin streak.

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