Ben Roethlisberger set for “significant” checkup in early February

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said last week that he is “more determined than ever” to return to action in 2020 and his timetable for making that happen should come into clearer focus fairly soon.

Head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t have much of an update on Roethlisberger’s surgically-repaired right elbow during a Tuesday press conference. He did say that a better idea of where things stand now and into the future should come after Roethlisberger goes for a medical checkup in early February.

“That will be significant in terms of mapping out what is next,” Tomlin said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “But that is a moving target.”

If all goes well with Roethlisberger, the Steelers won’t have to worry about putting their backup into action next season. If they do, Tomlin said he’s comfortable with Mason Rudolph filling that role and is “not ready to weigh” other possibilities at the moment.

13 responses to “Ben Roethlisberger set for “significant” checkup in early February

  1. About time he’s going for a checkup. Maybe they’ll tell him he’s overweight and it’s repercussions when being chased by much younger, faster and stronger people.

  2. If they can rebuild him, the 33 million dollar man will be back for 2020 for such good dough. After that, in 2021 Steelers have an out, and I suspect Big Ben, by then 39, retires anyway.

  3. Why isn’t Tomlin or the OC and GM fired yet

    Smart football people still think they are good……it’s that easy. You need to watch the games…..they are informative.

  4. Steelers, Bears and Giants won how many SB’s with Linebacker,Linebackers and more Linebackers?

    So the Steelers keep drafting them and somehow find receivers out of nowhere. Bears are getting back to it and the Giants? Just boggles the brain. Although today’s LB’rs are a different breed, the Edge may be even more important than when LB’rs were LB’rs.

    I say this because Ben and Eli are forever related. As is Rivers. Ben should have been a Giant. The trade made no sense. Except Acorsi was beyond smitten with Eli. I’ll take the two SB’s and Ironman thing and I love Eli but Ben is a lock for the HOF and the other two are iffy on a good day.

    Just talking out loud. Have a nice day 🙂

  5. Poor Tomlin. He thinks he would have won with Little Ben? Week one he put up 3 sad points and got creamed by the team that just lost at home to the Dolphins. Ben’s medical condition should be of concern to only one person. Ben. It’s over.

  6. I always considered Big Ben the enemy, and rooted against him.
    But I sure missed him when he wasn’t around this year. In many ways, he simply makes the Steelers more interesting.

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