Ben Roethlisberger has “no issues” with knee in practice this week

AP

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger didn’t want to get his hopes up earlier this week.

But as the week’s gone on, he’s apparently gained some confidence in his injured knee.

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said he had “no doubt” that Roethlisberger would play this week against the Bengals.

Roethlisberger said he’s had “no issues” with knee after two days of practice.

“It feels good again, we’re moving forward pretty good,” Roethlisberger said.

Getting him back on the field would be significant for the Steelers, as long as he’s actually well. Roethlisberger’s record in his first games back from injury isn’t great, which could be a sign he rushes himself back before he’s truly ready.

20 responses to “Ben Roethlisberger has “no issues” with knee in practice this week

  1. Should be a good game. With the Browns and Ravens both regressing (really, really badly for the Ravens), the division comes down to Cincy and Pittsburgh. Toughest two games left on the schedule for my Bengals.

  2. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Can’t wait to see the Ben haters making fools of themselves over this story. Ben was probably ready last week but Tomlin said no…..4 tds at least….

    I AM PREDICTING 5 TDs. Cinci is very high on their horse ready, oh so ready for a loss.

  3. Well that’s great news.. As long as he stays healthy from here out, the Steelers will make a run to the AFC championship game vs Pats…The Steelers will come out on top with Big Ben finally getting the monkey off his back by beating Brady and the Pats. From there it’s a Packers rematch, but this time the Steelers have a running game and receivers that are at the top of the NFL. Needless to say the Steelers win Superbowl 50 and Big Ben proves once again that he is the most underrated QBS in NFL history..

  4. Its always going to be a great match when all the Starters are healthy to play.

    This is THE game of the week and screw the mediocre Dallas Cowboys who get too much media attention. Its ridiculous.
    GO Pitt vs Cin!

  5. Even a gimpy Ben is a significant improvement for the Steelers offense. And I expect that Haley will game plan to protect him, with heavy formations, quick passes and lots of handoffs to Bell.

    Still, I can’t get myself all the way to thinking the Steelers will win this game. As pointed out, Ben has been rocky in his first games back from prior injuries. The Steelers D cannot cover the opponent’s tight end and they face a really good one this week. The Steelers are just about down to using cornerbacks off the street. And the timing of the game, coming off a bye is favorable to the Bengals. Tough to expect a Steelers victory.

  6. I wonder if the professional athlete millionaires on the Pittsburgh defense spent any time this week learning, studying, practicing how to tackle ? It should have crossed at least one of their minds…..

  7. So who are they? The correct and literate way to say “Who Dey”. Dare I Ponder? Who are they and why are they asking themselves void of proper English? Shouldn’t they know who they are? Try as I may, I can’t find the word “Dey” in the dictionary.

    Well, I’ll go with lucky so far. A healthy Ben should shred the Bengals with that receiving group.

    How about a better slogan that doesn’t dumb down America any further. The youth of Cincinnati with thank you.

  8. Laughing at the Steeler fans who have no idea how great our D Line is. Ben is going to have to be mobile, and his knee is not going to like that.

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