Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t finish practice after shot to ankle

AP

Just as Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was talking about how well he’s been protected, he came up hurting.

According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Roethlisberger didn’t finish Thursday’s practice with an apparent right ankle injury.

He was hit low during team drills and was checked by athletic trainers. He stayed on the field for the rest of practice, but had a noticeable limp.

Naturally, coach Mike Tomlin didn’t shine much light on the situation. Asked how his quarterback was, Tomlin replied: “He’s great.” When someone asked if the hit was low, Tomlin said: “Nothing.”

In the absence of an update, we know that rookie Josh Dobbs worked with the starters for the rest of practice, since backup Landry Jones has been out with an abdominal injury.

29 responses to “Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t finish practice after shot to ankle

  1. That’s fine. Plenty of time before any competition of consequence. And Mr. Dobbs will benefit from the first team reps.

  2. Such an attention seeking, whiny little baby. Likely nothing more than a bad bruise. Did he need to be carted off for this bruise too? I’ll never understand why so many people consider this guy to be “tough” when it seems like every time he has an unsatisfactory bowel movement he’s on the injury report.

  3. Sounds like a bunch of drama queens posting today. Most of you have never played the qb position much less at a professional level. It’s football, not ice skating. Big Ben’s as tough as they come.

  4. showercurtain have you ever played football?

    people are tired of this ignoramus always pretending that he is injured and then he pops back up very quickly.

    also hockey players are just as tough as real football players.

  5. Big Ben will likely be MVP of this year’s Super Bowl victory by the Steelers. Their offense looks to be unstoppable if they can avoid the injury bug during the playoffs. It’s been a wonderful experience to have a HOF QB like Ben on my favorite team!

  6. The problem is that there are not enough arms in camp. one guy can’t be throwing on both the first team and second team defense and in all the drills. Watch them pick up another training camp arm today.

    If it’s really serious, you can go with Kaep or Cutler, lol.

    People keep crowing about what’s going to happen to the Patriots post-Brady, better start looking at their own teams. Roethlisberger’s got a lot of miles on that frame and they’re all hard city miles. Can you win with any of the backups on that roster?

  7. @steeltownpride:

    you would know what an asterisk is, the Steelers beating Seattle in the Super Bowl was one of the biggest farces I ever saw. Are the Rooney’s still paying off the refs?

  8. holeinone09 says:
    August 4, 2017 at 9:36 am
    Big Ben will likely be MVP of this year’s Super Bowl victory by the Steelers. Their offense looks to be unstoppable if they can avoid the injury bug during the playoffs. It’s been a wonderful experience to have a HOF QB like Ben on my favorite team!

    ====================
    Their offence might be good if crybaby bell decides to stop pouting.
    Question, how do they plan on stopping opposing offences?
    And dont forget the team from Massachusetts who makes the squealers look like a JV team.
    Final note, your coach is pathetic!

  9. people are tired of this ignoramus always pretending that he is injured and then he pops back up very quickly.
    ____________________________________________________________________
    Yes I have played football, have you. Pretending that he is injured, think about how stupid that sounds. I very seriously doubt he’s pretending to be injured or being a drama queen having played the game myself.

  10. @ showercurtain:

    I am in Canton, Ohio this weekend & I will look for your bust and take a picture of it so I can hang it in my washroom as a keepsake.

  11. I am in Canton, Ohio this weekend & I will look for your bust and take a picture of it so I can hang it in my washroom as a keepsake.
    ___________________________________________________
    Sounds great!!!!!

  12. yankees2009 says:
    August 4, 2017 at 9:09 am
    Such an attention seeking, whiny little baby. Likely nothing more than a bad bruise. Did he need to be carted off for this bruise too? I’ll never understand why so many people consider this guy to be “tough” when it seems like every time he has an unsatisfactory bowel movement he’s on the injury report.

    The first instance that stands out on his toughness was during a Raven game. Ngata broke Bens nose, the Ravens took a 7-0 lead into half time. Ben led the team to a 4th quarter comeback. He plays with injuries that make it hard to be efficient all the time, the only time he speaks of it is when he is asked about what happened.

  13. Stucat, get off the Seahawk SB lose…the officiating was horrible for both teams. I got to rewatch that game a few months back, neither team had the refs on their side…trust me. That ref has issues with the way he called the game, it’s on him. Both sides suffered from terrible calls.

    Footballboozer, you do realize they have a young up and coming defense. They were ranked 10th in points allowed and I think total yards allowed. Hey will only get better.

  14. Tim8450, the major difference between the Steelers and Patriots is that prior to Ben the Steelers were a dominate top tier team. Prior to Brady the Patriots were a laughing stock, well below .500…it took most of Brady’s career to just get over the .500 mark, and his record has a black spot on it with the various scandals the team had been thru.

    Do I have confidence in Jones…far from it. Haven’t seen Dobbs at all, so can’t speak about him. Ben will have 2-3 more seasons after this, plenty of time to find the next guy.

  15. Steelers were a dominate top tier team.

    From the 1995 Super Bowl till 2004 the Steelers made the playoffs just 4 times. Yeah they sure were dominant. Lol 🙂

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