Report: Steelers have “serious concern” about Ben Roethlisberger’s knee

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Officially, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger‘s knee currently is fine. Unofficially, it’s not.

“There’s serious concern in the Steelers organization about Roethlisberger’s knee,” Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported on Sunday. “It’s been bothering him for weeks and sources say it’s not getting any better, an issue in practices and in games.”

It wasn’t an issue in practice this week, based on the injury report. “Knee” did not appear on any of this week’s practice reports. As he often does, Roethlisberger skipped Wednesday’s session with the “not injury related” designation. He then fully participated in practice on Thursday and Friday.

Technically, the Steelers don’t have to disclose the knee issue if Roethlisberger fully participates in practice and if he doesn’t receive treatment for it. And maybe they’ve realized that there’s nothing they can really do to make the knee any better, if for example Roethlisberger has something like arthritis in the knee.

Regardless, there’s a clear disconnect between La Canfora’s report and the team’s injury report. La Canfora says the knee is an issue in practice. The practice report for Week 14 suggests that it’s not.

15 responses to “Report: Steelers have “serious concern” about Ben Roethlisberger’s knee

  1. And just like that – the season goes up in smoke. Talk about falling off a cliff. Ugh. Steelers fan here.

  2. Zero sympathy for Roethlisberger if true, but I take with a grain of salt any LaCanfora report.

  3. also, it’s Ben. Dude has played through so many excruciating imaginary injuries and illnesses I imagine Ben is the one saying the Steelers are worried about it.

  4. Ben playing with 1 knee is better than any of his backups playing with 4 arms and 4 legs. The injuries on defense are taking a toll and Ben with 1 knee is needed more than ever.

  5. I love the Pats fans in here who changed their name to throw shade while their team is led by SCam & is DONE. NE fans are absolutely the most miserable & misinformed fans in the NFL.

  6. They need to find his replacement asap. He’s not on the team. The other three in the division have their young qb of the future. Even with their stellar defense they could be bottom dwellers very soon

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