Roethlisberger leaves practice with ankle injury

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As the Steelers prepare for what could be the closest thing to a must-win game they’ll ever play in the month of October, they have another injured player.

Ben Roethlisbeger.

Ever heard of him?

According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Roethlisberger left practice early with an ankle injury.  Afterward, Roethlisberger said he rolled his ankle when stepping on another ankle.

Per Kaboly, Roethlisberger looked fine.  Of course, that likely won’t stop Ben from conjuring up a little drama.

The 3-3 Bengals host the 2-3 Steelers on Sunday night.  That’s enough drama without a real or embellished Roethlisberger injury.

52 responses to “Roethlisberger leaves practice with ankle injury

  1. Big Ben, embellish an injury?

    You mean like the time he told reporters his toe was broke and it was just jammed?

    Don’t get me wrong Ben is tough, but he tries so hard to act like he plays through more than he does.

    How about Phillip Rivers playing on a torn ACL. Thats tough. Difference is, other QB’s arent dieing for the drama that Ben is.

  2. LOL @ Embellished injuries? The fractured finger? The broken nose? The high ankle sprain? I guess the motorcycle accident was embellished to huh?

  3. Let me guess, Marcus Gilbert was likely involved – probably stumbling off balance in any of 7 directions.

  4. I was just thinking about the Steelers woes & they hadn’t even lost Ben to injury yet. Honestly, w/ the Div III offensive line they have left (after injuries), Todd Haley should be taken out & shot if he doesn’t have Ben do a 3-step drop on about 90% of his snaps this week.

  5. —How about Phillip Rivers playing on a torn ACL. Thats tough. Difference is, other QB’s arent dieing for the drama that Ben is–

    Other difference, Rivers can suck with or without a torn ACL. Ben rules.

  6. The fractured finger? The broken nose? The high ankle sprain? I guess the motorcycle accident was embellished to huh?


    Everyone in the NFL is injured. Big Ben likes to make himself out to be the hero because he plays through them. I actually believe he is a tough dude, but he also loves the attention.

  7. is he going to wear two different colored shoes again to remind everyone he’s playing through an injury?

    for the millions these guys make, they couldnt get China to make a size bigger in black?

  8. The Drama Queen got jealous at all of the injuries on his own team and those on the Ravens, so it was time for something to happen to him.

  9. Toughest QB in the league by far! And a 95% chance he is better than your favorite teams QB. Ya him hobbling out in 2nd half of browns game is embellished. And ngata breaking bens nose was embellished. No tougher ive seen in decades. Hate all you want. All he does is appear in super bowls and win games! Thank god we have him. He has bin a huge reason for the steelers afc dominance for years!!

  10. Hypochondriac Drama Queen…limps into the huddle, sprints for the first down, limps back to the huddle…REALLY. I guess it give the announcers something to talk about

  11. I don’t understand why everyone calls Ben a drama queen. What has he done to earn this title? If anything, he cries the least out of any quarterback (on the field). He stands up for his O-line where others would cry about them and he plays through more injuries than anyone. I guess people just love to hate.

  12. Roethlisberger has played following well-documented injuries. I don’t know if that makes one a drama queen, but saying so is good for those who make money off his name, isn’t it?

  13. steelernationfartsinyourfaceandwinschampionships…
    Really dude?
    I’m not a Bengals fan, but they have averaged 24.8 points per game.

    So, really.. why do you post something silly like the Steelers will hold them to 3 points?

    I guess you handle pretty much reflects your wisdom…

  14. jameskucinski says”I don’t understand why everyone calls Ben a drama queen. What has he done to earn this title? ”

    Acting like he can barely walk then running down the field like nothing’s wrong.
    If you can run full speed, you are fine. No need to hobble around between plays except to draw attention to yourself and be a drama queen.

  15. It’s about time. We were five games into the season and Roethlisberger didn’t have an injury to talk about. I was wondering what the heck was going on.

  16. I heard he slipped coming out of the bathroom……if ya know what I mean!!! I know it was along time ago squealer fans, but the writer set it up so well.

  17. I thought he slipped while chasing some young girl down the hallway with his junk hanging out

  18. Thing about all the people lobbing pot shots about Roethlisberger and a turned ankle…if any one of you turned your ankle at work, 95% of you would call off the next day with a sick day.

    Ben will be back at practice and participate on that bad ankle tomorrow while you whiners would be eating ibuprofen like candy and watching Honey Boo Boo like it’s educational TV,

  19. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Oct 18, 2012 4:16 PM

    The dude maybe a drama queen, but he has two nice SB rings you don’t have. Nuff said!
    He also has two SB rings that YOU don’t have. So don’t act like you are on the team.

  20. I’ve seen him play – he don’t need no stinking ankles! It seems they aren’t necessary – last year I didn’t think he’d walk for weeks!! They’ll just tape his feet to his legs and in he goes!! Unbelievable!!

  21. Ben is a drama queen but there are 4-5 teams that wouldnt kill to have him on their team. And no SD and Baltimore are not those teams. Please dont pretend you would have Flacco or Rivers instead.

  22. Bengals win nothing, even with a hurt Ben. Beware a hurt Ben. He plays hurt all the time, and it doesn’t seem to bother him.

  23. I never seen big beezle as a drama queen..he overreacts yes but drama queen no….all in all i dont care…talk about us when we got seven rings and his 3rd…..hate em all you want off the field…give him his respect on the the field because only 3 qbs are on his page but not his level name1 that can extend the play like he does hurt or not????

  24. Hall of Famer… You can thumb down all you like,and it will not take away his wins and rings …

    Fun to watch… That can’t be denied.

    Cue the jealous purple dinasaurs!

  25. OK… people are saying he’s a drama queen because he limps off the field but sprints during plays. Well, I played football in high school and quite a bit with my buddies at full tackle. I got banged up quite a few times to the point that I limped or just grimaced in agony. But when the play was on, that pain disapears because you play through it. Apparently no one seems to know what that’s like but even still, I think some of these people need to look up the definition of a drama queen.

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