Hines Ward will play tonight

Well, Steelers receiver Hines Ward definitely puts his money where his mouth is.

Less than two weeks after suggesting that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger should have lied to doctors regarding post-concussion symptoms so that Ben could participate in a “must” win game against the Ravens, Ward plans to play in another “must” win game, despite a hamstring injury.

Rachel Nichols of ESPN reports that Ward will play.

You know I wasn’t going to miss this game,” Ward told Nichols.  A cynic might interpret Ward’s choice of words as another backhanded slap at Big Ben.

On Monday, coach Mike Tomlin described Ward as “very questionable” for the game.  On Tuesday, Tomlin said that the circumstances were “not favorable” for Ward.