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Ben Roethlisberger experiencing “a little discomfort” in knee

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When Ben Roethlisberger was over in London earlier this month, he said his surgically-repaired right knee felt better than ever before.

Back on this side of the pond, the quarterback’s knee has run into a little bit of trouble. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Friday that Roethlisberger has been experiencing “a little discomfort” in the knee he had scoped early in June.

Tomlin noted that the discomfort was not a setback and the fact that Roethlisberger is back on the field to start off camp is more meaningful than the fact that he’s having some discomfort. It’s an expected part of a return to athletic activity after having knee surgery and there’s no better time to get it out of the way than on the first few days of practice for the upcoming season.

Should there still be discomfort at this time next month or if something less expected should develop in the interim, it’s a very different story. For now, though, it looks like all is proceeding as expected for the Steelers quarterback.

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41 Responses to “Ben Roethlisberger experiencing “a little discomfort” in knee”
  1. umainebearman says: Jul 26, 2013 6:02 PM

    Better now than during the season.

  2. unbiasfan says: Jul 26, 2013 6:04 PM

    Those Bathroom floors always seem to cause a lot of “discomfort” for me too..

  3. Joemontanaflacco says: Jul 26, 2013 6:08 PM

    Too much kneeling before Looney begging for his job.

  4. donnymacjack says: Jul 26, 2013 6:09 PM

    I will never, ever, at any time in my life root for this guy. He should’ve spent more time in jail than Vick or Plaxico. Both of them paid for their crimes and this guys buys his way out of not one but TWO crimes against women. Where is the justice in that?

  5. nattypoes says: Jul 26, 2013 6:18 PM

    Ben battles through a lot of tough injuries… Just ask him, he’d gladly tell you all about it.

  6. heisthejuan says: Jul 26, 2013 6:18 PM

    Aging in dog years.

  7. jagwires says: Jul 26, 2013 6:20 PM

    If they lose Ben that’s a 7-9 team at best. Gonna be awesome watching the arrogant steelers fan base squirm all year.

  8. jaypell says: Jul 26, 2013 6:37 PM

    except your cleaning the toilet in the bathroom. and Ben’s waxing your wife..

  9. peytonwantsaflag says: Jul 26, 2013 6:43 PM

    And you know football has really started when Ben begins his drama.

  10. blackngold4life says: Jul 26, 2013 6:56 PM

    I love Ben..but they needa start the hunt for his replacement like Next year. I don’t care if its thru the draft..Via trade or Free Agency..His window is closin fast

  11. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 26, 2013 7:20 PM

    Six rings. Most decorated team in sports history.

  12. medieval1028 says: Jul 26, 2013 7:54 PM

    Big Jen is starting the drama queen routine early this season…

  13. bucnblood says: Jul 26, 2013 7:58 PM

    Six rings….most decorated team in “sports” history? I think the Yankees would laugh at that dumb comment. Steeler fans….you guys may have six rings but needing to remind everyone every second of everyday just shows you have no class.

  14. halftermguv says: Jul 26, 2013 8:12 PM

    A self explanatory story that shouldn’t worry Steelers fans. Looking for a good season.

    What is ridiculous is the amount of trolls commenting here. It must be hell living in a constant state of envy over a sports team.

    As for the Raven trolls, having the jersey of the losing quarterback of the Superbowl outsell my crap-for-a-leader, overpaid quarterback; I’d be a bit grumpy too.

    Any luck finding Ray’s bloody white suit? Just curious.

  15. peytonslucasoilstadium says: Jul 26, 2013 9:06 PM

    Ahh let the Big Ben injuries begin. Starting a little early this year!

  16. Joemontanaflacco says: Jul 26, 2013 9:10 PM

    “As for the Raven trolls, having the jersey of the losing quarterback of the Superbowl outsell my crap-for-a-leader, overpaid quarterback; I’d be a bit grumpy too.”

    Yes, those lopsided jersey sales figures are really a concern in Baltimore. After all, doesn’t every city want to boast that it has the most suckers? You do, obviously.

  17. t8ertot says: Jul 26, 2013 9:31 PM

    0-16

  18. steelcurtainn says: Jul 26, 2013 9:39 PM

    That’s normal after a surgery its the start of training camp, he’ll be alright.

  19. drjoemck says: Jul 26, 2013 10:29 PM

    Shocking that we even learned of a Big Ben discomfort.

  20. lobzila says: Jul 26, 2013 10:47 PM

    As many hits as he has taken over the course of his career, it lucky its only “A little discomfort” he is feeling. Say what you will about his character, but he is one tough SOB on the field.

  21. siggy00 says: Jul 26, 2013 10:59 PM

    Tomlin also said Ben will be fine and it’s nothing that will prevent him from getting ready for the season.

    That didn’t make the story. Not juicy enough.

    Ben didn’t say a word, Tomlin was asked and he commented.

  22. jmblosser82 says: Jul 26, 2013 11:24 PM

    Even at 7-9 they will still have more wins then the jags. Look for this team to win 9+.

  23. willbrownimaging says: Jul 27, 2013 12:45 AM

    The Boston Celtics have 17 championships.

  24. scoobies05 says: Jul 27, 2013 6:37 AM

    steelers dont even have the most championships in their own sport. that guy cracks me up. and did someone really mention jersey sales? too funny

  25. antibenapalooza says: Jul 27, 2013 6:53 AM

    Rottenberger still on the team is giving me a lot more discomfort. Wake up, Pittsburgh, you are being taken for fools!

  26. vapor54 says: Jul 27, 2013 7:20 AM

    Ben will there on opening day. He’s a jerk and a tough b^s^ard

  27. smither871 says: Jul 27, 2013 8:19 AM

    The team that has won the most NFL championships is the Green Bay Packers. The Packers have won the most titles with 13 and the Chicago Bears are 2nd with 9 titles.The Cleveland Browns are 3rd with 8

  28. steel2372 says: Jul 27, 2013 8:41 AM

    bucnblood says: Jul 26, 2013 7:58 PM

    Six rings….most decorated team in “sports” history? I think the Yankees would laugh at that dumb comment. Steeler fans….you guys may have six rings but needing to remind everyone every second of everyday just shows you have no class

    I’m pretty sure if your team has won 6 rings, you would be bragging about it. The Steelers have a right to brag about it. They won them.

  29. jmblosser82 says: Jul 27, 2013 10:14 AM

    Hats off to title town with 13 but this is today’s nfl and SB rings is what matters, in the SB era no team has been better, 6-2 for Pitt, 5-1 for SF, and I think 5-3 for Dallas. When Baltimore wins multiple titles in different decades then its something to talk about, otherwise they just managed to beat the odds and had a lot of luck along the way this year.

  30. changeup39 says: Jul 27, 2013 10:44 AM

    Big Baby

  31. steelcurtainn says: Jul 27, 2013 10:45 AM

    The steelers do have the most championships in their own sport. Six. There is two reasons why some may say they don’t. Either your old or you don’t want to acknowledge it or both. Nobody counts championships(Different era)There is a reason they call it the Superbowl you know and not a championship where only two teams had to play for the right to win it all.(laughable).

  32. smither871 says: Jul 27, 2013 10:57 AM

    I’m not a Packers fan, in fact I despise them. You can’t dismiss any of there titles despite the fact they weren’t called “Super Bowl’s. All of their titles are considered legit according to the league. Their accomplishments are any less meaningful than the Yankees Championships of the early 1900’s, they all count. I can’t figure out why Steeler fans think it all started with the Superbowl.

  33. mancinibread says: Jul 27, 2013 11:01 AM

    Woo hoo, a little Ben drama means the season is underway! Think he sees the writing on the wall and knows the next ring has to come this year or next for him. Here We Go Steelers!!!

  34. Joemontanaflacco says: Jul 27, 2013 11:03 AM

    Jmblosser, spin it any way you want. But unless you love watching archive footage all day, the Ravens are champs and the Steelers are sharing the basement with the Browns. Just focus on trying to beat the Titans and Raiders this year, since both cleaned your clock in 2012.

  35. steelcurtainn says: Jul 27, 2013 11:29 AM

    The time for the Ravens to be champs again are dwindling. There about two be fighting the browns for third place in a few months from now.

  36. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 27, 2013 11:40 AM

    Joemontanaflacco says:
    Jul 27, 2013 11:03 AM
    Jmblosser, spin it any way you want. But unless you love watching archive footage all day, the Ravens are champs and the Steelers are sharing the basement with the Browns. Just focus on trying to beat the Titans and Raiders this year, since both cleaned your clock in 2012.

    0 0 Cleaned our clock like You were Batch slapped. Get it Batch slapped skippy by a third string QB. Haha

  37. jmblosser82 says: Jul 27, 2013 12:32 PM

    Both titans and raiders were close late losses, not getting steamed rolled. You are all making a mistake by underestimating the steelers. Keep on doing it and you will see them win the north. Yes their title window is closing but that just means the next one is about to open.

  38. scoobies05 says: Jul 27, 2013 12:56 PM

    right…the batch slapping(otherwise known as the steelers biggest win of 2012). i remember when steeler fans used to beat up raven fans for bragging about regular season victories. my how the times have changed. i think its funny how steeler fans think bringing up batch is supposed to upset us. hey, no one wins em all, with one exception. teams lose..it happens. and the truth is, with batch gone the steelers are gonna have a hard time with the ravens. when was the last time ben beat baltimore. been a while

  39. scoobies05 says: Jul 27, 2013 12:58 PM

    oh the “only superbowls count’ arguement. the reason steeler fans dont count any championships won before the superbowl era began is because they didnt win any. there were “only two teams” and they still couldnt win.

  40. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 27, 2013 1:55 PM

    right…the batch slapping(otherwise known as the steelers biggest win of 2012). i remember when steeler fans used to beat up raven fans for bragging about regular season victories. my how the times have changed. i think its funny how steeler fans think bringing up batch is supposed to upset us. hey, no one wins em all, with one exception. teams lose..it happens. and the truth is, with batch gone the steelers are gonna have a hard time with the ravens. when was the last time ben beat baltimore. been a while

    If I remember it the Ravens barely beat the steelers and a 4th and 29 play with a generous spot saved your season. The Ravens didn’t dominate anybody. So your slashing MLB is gone and Reed is not playing centerfield and no more Boldin for Jump Ball Joe to throw to I’d say you will have a tough time with the steelers Bengals and Browns. Do you enjoy your crow medium or mid rare ?

  41. steelcurtainn says: Jul 27, 2013 3:07 PM

    The whole steeler fans don’t count any championships because they didn’t win any is again laughable. I don’t 100 percent dismiss the championships won back in the dinosaur days and don’t take anything away from the teams who won them but they certainly don’t compare to the modern day superbowl wins or even when it started in 1967. Superbowl bowls are what matters plain and simple not 2 of the best two teams that matched up to win 1 game that played with 12 teams in the league. Again too funny!!! Until some team passes six superbowl wins the steelers remain the forefront and one of the greatest organizations in Pro Football.

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