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SanAntonioSteelerFan
12-09-2011, 12:44 AM
Per Tomlin post-game presser.

Scary to hear.

sentinel33
12-09-2011, 12:47 AM
Good thing we have a mini-bye week. sheesh.

Steelgal
12-09-2011, 12:51 AM
Troy tweeked hammy??? didn't see that one coming.

hawaiiansteel
12-09-2011, 02:03 AM
Ed: Ben Has High Ankle Sprain

FRIDAY, 09 DECEMBER 2011 WRITTEN BY ED BOUCHETTE

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Ben Roethlisberger has a high ankle sprain and will have an MRI on it Friday morning. X-rays taken immediately after the injury showed no broken bones but the MRI will show if there is more ligament/tendon injuries in his left ankle.

Roethlsiberger told me that he had one a long time ago. Usually, when you've had one, the second will heal much more quickly. Ben told me that he didn't think that was the case because his first one happened so long ago.

High ankle sprains can keep players out of action for weeks and even though Roethlisberger returned to play in the second half, it does not mean he will be able to play against San Francisco a week from Monday.

Just don't bet against it.

The Steelers limited some of the stuff Ben could do in the second half because they did not want him rolling out or running too much.

"Some of the misdirection passing and waggles, but that's just thenature of it,'' Mike Tomlin said. "You do what you are capable of, and you adjust accordingly. I thought our guys did a nice job . . . some of the things related to movement, just commen sense adjustments.''

Maurkice Pouncey also has a high ankle sprain, and Ziggy Hood has a groin injury. Both left in the first half and watched from the sideline in long coats on a cold night.

The Steelers were generally happy they won and there was no bemoaning the fact the Browns had the ball on their five in the closing minutes with a chance for a huge upset.

Mike Tomlin also said he did not think of kicking a field goal on fourth down at the Cleveland one. It was typical, though, of their red zone play for most of the year. Rashard Mendenhall, starting on first down at the two, ran four straight plays and they could not get into the end zone.

It was an ugly game, but another win. After playing down to their competition once again, maybe they'll play up to it in San Francisco Dec. 19.

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BradshawsHairdresser
12-09-2011, 10:03 AM
It was an ugly game, but another win. After playing down to their competition once again, maybe they'll play up to it in San Francisco Dec. 19.



Doubtful if Ben can't go.

Slapstick
12-09-2011, 10:08 AM
I thought the Browns played up to their competition....

hawaiiansteel
12-11-2011, 01:12 AM
Roethlisberger, Pouncey sprains "not good"

Friday, December 09, 2011
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Ben Roethlisberger injured his ankle on this play when he was sacked by the Browns' Scott Paxson in the second quarter Thursday night.

Ben Roethlisberger and Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey have high-ankle sprains that have been described as "not good" and the Steelers will have to wait and see how their injuries develop before making any determinations on their playing status, the Post-Gazette has learned.

Roethlisberger and Pouncey each had a magnetic resonance imaging exam today, but neither of their injuries was determined to be a Grade 3 sprain -- the most severe kind of ankle sprain.

Ryan Tollner, Roethlisberger's agent, said in a text message today that his client is wearing a boot and "will need rest."

Roethlisberger was injured in the second quarter of Thursday night's 14-3 victory against the Cleveland Browns, but returned to start the second half and finish the game.

Pouncey never returned after he was injured in the second quarter.

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