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ColumbusSteelerFan
11-15-2011, 01:16 PM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11319/1190070-100.stm


Roethlisberger's right thumb injured
Expected to start Nov. 27 against Kansas City after bye week
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A chronic right thumb injury has flared up again for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, although it is not considered serious enough to keep him from playing when the Steelers' season resumes Nov. 27 in Kansas City.

Roethlisberger has been wearing a protective splint on his thumb and treating it with electrode stimulation. After the Steelers won in Cincinnati Sunday, Roethlisberger shook hands with his left hand.

This is not the first time Roethlisberger has had a similar issue with his right thumb, an injury that has never been publicly explained and irritated former coach Bill Cowher when he was asked about it.

It first came to light in 2005 and there were public issues about it over the next two seasons.

The first known injury occurred Nov. 28 during a game in Indianapolis and Cowher continued to list his quarterback as probable, and he continued to play.

During a Cowher press conference Dec. 13, however, the coach showed his obvious frustration at the continued questions about Roethlisberger's thumb.

"Talk to him," Cowher told a reporter who asked about the quarterback. "I'm not going to talk about it, so don't ask me questions. You can talk to him."

Roethlisberger wore a protective sleeve on his thumb in past seasons when it bothered him and is expected to follow suit when he returns to practice after the bye week. The Steelers have light practices today and Wednesday, then have the next four days off.

They will resume practices next Monday.


First published on November 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm


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Steelers>NFL
11-15-2011, 01:25 PM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11319/1190070-100.stm


Roethlisberger's right thumb injured
Expected to start Nov. 27 against Kansas City after bye week
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A chronic right thumb injury has flared up again for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, although it is not considered serious enough to keep him from playing when the Steelers' season resumes Nov. 27 in Kansas City.

Roethlisberger has been wearing a protective splint on his thumb and treating it with electrode stimulation. After the Steelers won in Cincinnati Sunday, Roethlisberger shook hands with his left hand.

This is not the first time Roethlisberger has had a similar issue with his right thumb, an injury that has never been publicly explained and irritated former coach Bill Cowher when he was asked about it.

It first came to light in 2005 and there were public issues about it over the next two seasons.

The first known injury occurred Nov. 28 during a game in Indianapolis and Cowher continued to list his quarterback as probable, and he continued to play.

During a Cowher press conference Dec. 13, however, the coach showed his obvious frustration at the continued questions about Roethlisberger's thumb.

"Talk to him," Cowher told a reporter who asked about the quarterback. "I'm not going to talk about it, so don't ask me questions. You can talk to him."

Roethlisberger wore a protective sleeve on his thumb in past seasons when it bothered him and is expected to follow suit when he returns to practice after the bye week. The Steelers have light practices today and Wednesday, then have the next four days off.

They will resume practices next Monday.


First published on November 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm


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LOL!. The thumb drama continues...

JAR
11-15-2011, 01:26 PM
If its not a factor for the next game, then why is it even news?

D Rock
11-15-2011, 01:43 PM
I've had a thumb injury for the past 7 years. Once you get scar tissue anywhere, it is really easy to tear that tissue again and it hurts. The thumb, at least for me, has been vulnerable to re-injury.

It's really a non-issue though. You tape it up, splint it, whatever works for you. Then you just ignore the pain and play.

feltdizz
11-15-2011, 01:51 PM
Probably an injury that will never go away. I broke a bone and my hand and 10 years later it still bothers me.

Hands and feet are notorious for never fully healing.

pittpete
11-15-2011, 02:19 PM
I read he broke it Sunday
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 67413.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_767413.html)

flippy
11-15-2011, 03:15 PM
Wonder if this is why he fumbles so often?

SteelBucks
11-15-2011, 03:47 PM
DRAMA QUEEN!!! :wink:

Steelers>NFL
11-15-2011, 04:09 PM
Wonder if this is why he fumbles so often?

Nah... He holds the ball like the statue of liberty when he is trying to evade a sack.
at that pojnt, just swat it out of his hands. Easy to do. But dumb on Ben's part.