Report: Ben Roethlisberger hyperextended his knee in Week 13

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he’s not 100 percent, but that at this point of the season no one is. So just how not-100 percent is he?

It’s not clear, given the clear disconnect between the reporting on the subject and the team’s official injury report. Roethlisberger last was mentioned on the injury report as having a knee injury leading into Week 13. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Roethlisberger suffered a hyperextended knee in Week 13, against Washington.

If he hyperextended his knee in Week 13, Roethlisberger received no treatment for it (at least not from the team) in Week 14, Week 15, or Week 16.

Two weeks ago, Jason La Canfora of CBS reported that the Steelers have “serious concern” about Roethlisberger’s knee, and that it’s been an issue in practice and in games. Again, there has been no mention of “knee” for Roethlisberger on the injury report for the week preceding the day of the report, or since then.

Rapoport adds that Roethlisberger has arthritis in both knees. Given his size and the pounding he has taken since 2004, it’s no surprise. The question is whether and to what extent he can keep it going beyond 2020, or whether he even want to.

For now, there’s business to be taken care of. Today’s game against the Colts can clinch the division. A loss could make Week 17 an all-or-nothing AFC North battle against the Browns.

Then comes the postseason, where the Steelers will have their hands full. Especially if Roethlisberger’s knees are getting rickety.

17 responses to “Report: Ben Roethlisberger hyperextended his knee in Week 13

  1. He has become a complete statute as of late.

    Steelers will be one and done in a couple weeks.

  2. he seems to like being on the injury report and constantly talk about all of his little boo boos so he can prove how tough he is…..

  3. Every year at this time like clockwork you can count on reports coming out of Pittsburgh about some injury, and that’s why they aren’t playing well, and that’s why their defense can’t stop anyone. It’s like cold weather in the artic it’s guaranteed. Keep bringing back the underachieving Mike Tomlin

  4. You can clearly see in the games that there is something wrong with his knee. He has been throwing a lot of balls either off balance or with just his arm and you can see the resulting inaccuracy. And the play calling has been geared for a QB that is having problems. Any normal person can see that. But Ben keeps denying an injury. How is that drama?

  5. That would explain him not moving around and extending plays. That is a very painful injury. He hasn’t looked right for a while.

  6. From a LT, diehard Steelers fan…please Ben, retire. You no longer have it physically or mentally. We need to move on.

  7. Ben’s never been physically or mentally tough. He’s brittle, complains, and the media helps him save face. He’s almost 40 and washed up. Retire already.

  8. Never been physically tough? This guy has taken more beatings at QB without the benefit of the Roughing the Passer call than any other QB in the league. Yes, he looked off the last few games, but just wondering, did you watch the 2nd half of today’s game? That was vintage Ben. Maybe they got all of their losses out of the way, just in time to make a run in the playoffs. I give him all of the respect in the world for coming back after an injury that may have been career ending. He’s the one who can decide when to retire, not the media or the fans.

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