Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger revealed this week that he has been dealing with a tear in his rotator cuff since last November, but sounded unconcerned about any potential impact on his game.
Based on comments from his teammates, that lack of concern is well founded. Wide receiver Antonio Brown said that Roethlisberger is “looking really good” after a Thursday practice that featured a well-thrown deep ball down the sideline to Brown for a touchdown. Tight end Heath Miller, who has played with Roethlisberger since entering the league in 2005, sees no difference in the quarterback.
He looks like the same old Ben to me, which is a great quarterback,” Miller said, via the Associated Press. “Nothing new on that front.”
Roethlisberger said that the only difference in this year’s training camp is that he’s throwing less than in past years in an effort to keep his shoulder in good shape. That was probably going to happen as Roethlisberger got older, anyway, so there aren’t any signs that the recently revealed injury will be a factor in how Roethlisberger plays this season.