View Full Version : Hospital for Ben tonight, rather than getting films tomorrow ...

11-13-2012, 12:56 AM
I wonder if that means they're worried about a bone fracture, instead of "just" a soft tissue tear.

"Ben has a right shoulder that is being evaluated, we don't know the status of that", Tomlin said in the post-game presser.

Eddie Spaghetti
11-13-2012, 12:57 AM
if its a collarbone, we are screwed.

11-13-2012, 01:10 AM
if its a collarbone, we are screwed.

It really did not look like a collarbone... I HOPE it's not that.

Dilfer speculated it a AC joint injury, something of which he says he's very familiar (11 of them). I'll take that, given the two choices.

Iron Shiek
11-13-2012, 01:14 AM
Esiason also tweeted his memories of similar injury. I researched AC joint injuries on some previous qbs. Stafford had one a few years ago. He apparently had a grade 2 separation and was supposed to miss 2-4 weeks but perhaps more due to it being throwing shoulder. He was hurt week 1 then missed the next 5 weeks. Ugh....

11-13-2012, 01:18 AM
He fell on his elbow causing a jam...def. a sprained AC joint.

If he had a collarbone fracture he would have been doubled over in serious pain.

11-13-2012, 01:22 AM
He fell on his elbow causing a jam...def. a sprained AC joint.

If he had a collarbone fracture he would have been doubled over in serious pain.

I guess the purpose of the MRI would be to see if he totally tore his arm out of his shoulder socket, or just sprained the joint ... ?

11-13-2012, 01:32 AM
Didn't Ben have a bad shoulder coming into the season? Seems to me I read that the Steelers decided not to do surgery in the offseason, but to let him play with it. I don't suppose it would take much of a blow to knock him out for a few weeks...

11-13-2012, 01:38 AM
Yahoo sports is reporting that Ben has a separated shoulder. A source is quoted as saying the injury is "unusual", whatever the heck that means.

11-13-2012, 01:41 AM
I heard Ashley's water broke when Ben got sacked.

11-13-2012, 01:55 AM
Someone said (ex-QB, can't remember who) - why wait till tomorrow if you have a chance right now to find out what it is.

11-13-2012, 02:28 AM
Sources: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger suffered separated shoulder against the Chiefs1 hour 33 minutes ago
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--sources--steelers-qb-ben-roethlisberger-suffered-separated-shoulder-against-the-chiefs12462798.html;_ylt=AkqGFwVdoUTcp5XuAy7sictDu bYF;_ylu=X3oDMTN1cmhhYmxhBG1pdANGRUFUVVJFRCBNZWdhd HJvbiBORkwEcGtnAzE0MDA2ZjM1LTcwMDUtMzkzNi1hNmEyLWR mOWI4ZjExMjc0MQRwb3MDMQRzZWMDbWVnYXRyb24EdmVyA2IxY WY3ZTIzLTJkNTMtMTFlMi05YmM3LTU3MDM5MzQ2NDk2Mw--;_ylg=X3oDMTFoZHY1MWJpBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRw c3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANuZmwEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnM-;_ylv=3

Two sources indicated that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a separated shoulder in Pittsburgh's Monday night's 13-10 overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Roethlisberger was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital for an MRI exam, according to his agent, Ryan Tollner. In addition, one source indicated that the injury is "unusual," although it's unclear if that is good or bad news.

"There's a lot to be figured out and we probably won't know anything definitive until the morning, but that's what the [Steelers] team doctor said," a source said.
Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten said there is no official word on the injury.
It's unclear how long Roethlisberger could be out, but he left the field in the third quarter holding his right arm close to his body and was still holding it that way when he was wheeled out of the stadium on a golf cart before being taken to the hospital.

The Steelers have survived stretches of previous seasons without Roethlisberger, such as when they went 3-1 while he served a suspension to open the 2010 season. However, the Steelers haven't had to play more than four games in a season without Roethlisberger since he was drafted in the first round in 2004. The Steelers play AFC North-rival Baltimore in two of the next three games.
Roethlisberger was replaced in the lineup by backup Byron Leftwich