Ben Roethlisberger being evaluated for a possible concussion

AP

Quarterbacks are supposed to be off-limits in training camp, but Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took a hit today that left him being evaluated for a concussion.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said after Tuesday’s practice that Roethlisberger was currently under evaluation.

“Ben Roethlisberger sustained a hit today in practice. He is being evaluated by team doctors as part of the concussion protocol,” Tomlin said.

Roethlisberger has had at least three documented concussions in his NFL career. Roethlisberger said in 2016 that he self-reported a concussion and was glad the culture of football is changing so that players feel more comfortable asking for concussion evaluations.

“Probably everybody that has played the game of football hasn’t reported an injury,” Roethlisberger said in 2016. “And for me, it wasn’t about an injury — I’ve played through many injuries — but when you talk about your head, that’s a different ball game. You can replace a lot of body parts, you can’t replace a brain. You see the effects of it from past players, players who have taken their lives, the CTE stuff, all that stuff. And, you know, I’m thinking about my family, and long term. And yeah, I love this game, and I love by brothers that I play football with. And I would encourage any player that has an issue with their brain to just report it properly.”

There was no immediate word on whether Roethlisberger will miss any practice time, or whether he’ll play in Thursday night’s preseason game in Green Bay.

52 responses to “Ben Roethlisberger being evaluated for a possible concussion

  1. If Roethlisberger is tested for a concussion every week, they really need to use some other players base line to start with. Do they still have Terry Bradshaw’s base line to work with?

  2. Thought you don’t hit the QB in practice?! Maybe it was that fan that tried to sneak on the field in a 43 jersey.

  3. Any player who hits the starting QB while he’s wearing the red jersey needs to run the stairs until the end of preseason. As expensive as prime QBs are in salary cap, as important as they for your team on the field, the coaching staff will not respect or like you for it. You’re kinda stupid, not tough or good. Hope Ben’s back soon.

    Go Steelers!

  4. Brain – an organ of soft nervous tissue contained in the skull of vertebrates, functioning as the coordinating center of sensation and intellectual and nervous activity.

    Your welcome Patriot fans.

  5. What Ben will say: “The doctors have told me this is one of the worst concussions they have ever seen but I will do everything I can to be on the field Week 1. My teammates and the city of Pittsburgh need me to be a leader”

    What the doctors really said “Minor bruise, should be good to go in 5-7 days”.

  6. Didn’t just yesterday Todd Haley who came from the Steelers, say that good teams don’t touch the QB in practice? Ummm yeah.

  7. vaphinfan says:
    August 14, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Brain – an organ of soft nervous tissue contained in the skull of vertebrates, functioning as the coordinating center of sensation and intellectual and nervous activity.
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    Nice copy and paste. At least cite the source.

  8. Nice copy and paste. At least cite the source.

    From some one whose big mouth never cites a source thats the most hypocritical post of the day……I am the source Francis.

  9. They didn’t get a reading from the MRI or EEG on Ben’s brain, so they’re bringing in a sonic seismic exploration unit from the oil rigs in the Gulf where they’ve been scanning deep beneath the earth’s crust on the ocean floor.

  10. harrisonhits2 says:
    August 14, 2018 at 8:02 pm
    “Johnnie Football to the rescue!”
    Sure because he’s played just great in the CFL
    SMH

    Your snark detector is defective ;]

  11. Next on Hard Knocks, Todd Haley calls Mike Tomlin from Cleveland about how disgusted he is at him for letting Ben off the hook from practice just because he might have a concussion.

  12. grogansheroes says:
    August 14, 2018 at 6:11 pm
    How does a QB get hit in practice? We’re talkin about practice, not a game!

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    Didn’t Brady cut his hand badly last year in practice?

  13. longislandcowboysfan33 says:
    August 14, 2018 at 6:01 pm
    Thought you don’t hit the QB in practice?! Maybe it was that fan that tried to sneak on the field in a 43 jersey.

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    Ill bet it was Burfict putting on a Steelers uniform and sneaking over there.

  14. Thetruthspeaks says:
    August 14, 2018 at 8:29 pm
    grogansheroes says:
    August 14, 2018 at 6:11 pm
    How does a QB get hit in practice? We’re talkin about practice, not a game!

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    Didn’t Brady cut his hand badly last year in practice?

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    Banging a hand on a helmet is a more reasonable practice accident than a guy getting drilled hard enough to concuss him.

  15. Good. Get him out of football and let him finally have his #metoo just deserts. Dude should be in pinstripes and a cell.

  16. All of the people who are excited about Ben’s newfound fitness will be upset when they realize he doesn’t bounce around on the ground like he used to.

  17. Where is the leadership Coach T???? This should NEVER happen. Another example of poor Tomlin leadership…sad thing is, this usually shows up later in the year….bad sign so early…ugh!

  18. grogansheroes says:
    August 14, 2018 at 6:11 pm
    How does a QB get hit in practice? We’re talkin about practice, not a game!

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    It’s that right ship Tomlin runs in Pittsburgh

  19. sasattack says:
    August 14, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    He wasn’t playing Thurs night anyway, but still sucks he got concussed when everyone knows not to touch the QB!
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    I read that it was an accidental collision with an O-Lineman. So not really a “hit”.

  20. One has to wonder how much damage he received from the nasty motorcycle accident he had years ago.

  21. billshatnerstoupee says:
    August 15, 2018 at 9:17 am
    Patriot fans living up to their well deserved reputation. All class.

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    Most comments referencing the Pats are of the sort trying to twist this troll on the Pats, I doubt thats any Pats fans doing that. As far as those trolling the Steelers thats probably 1/31 of them thats from Pats fans.

    As far as the comments from other teams expressing concern for Rothlesburgers long term health thats also probably around 1\31 from Pats fans.

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