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flippy
11-14-2012, 06:04 PM
That's how long a dislocated rib takes to heal. And I just heard that it has to be fully healed before he can play.

That leaves 1 tune up game to get ready for the playoffs.

Oviedo
11-14-2012, 06:08 PM
I don't think we see Ben until the play offs. Injury is too risking until the xrays show the bone fully healed. Sucks this happens when he is having the best season of his career, but it illustrates why Haley is trying to call plays to keep him safe...we're screwed without him.

SidSmythe
11-14-2012, 06:11 PM
2 years in a row he suffers major injury trying to make a play when the pass rush is BEHIND him.

Ben's got to learn that once the pass rush is behind him he's a sitting duck and needs to get down or throw.

I say he misses 2 games.

Chadman
11-14-2012, 06:31 PM
You are forgetting the 'tough hombre' part of Roethlisberger. 2 weeks max, here's betting 1 week & then some super-special kevlar vest to protect him going forward.

flippy
11-14-2012, 06:46 PM
They were saying he can't play until it fully heals. It's not a pain issue. It's a pressing into his aorta issue.

hawaiiansteel
11-14-2012, 06:56 PM
I say he misses 2 games.

I'll split the difference and say 4 weeks.

BigRob
11-14-2012, 07:12 PM
playoffs.

Ha ha haaa hahaaa ha....oh wait you aren't joking. ;)

hawaiiansteel
11-14-2012, 07:16 PM
That leaves 1 tune up game to get ready for the playoffs.

http://i.qkme.me/35fh7m.jpg

Mister Pittsburgh
11-14-2012, 07:29 PM
Dude is already part cyborg from his wreck. Screw it back together with a titanium bracket & let's rock n' roll!

SteelBucks
11-14-2012, 07:33 PM
Some sites have been hinting at 4 weeks, but I'll agree with others and say playoffs.

DBR96A
11-14-2012, 07:37 PM
Uh, if he can't play for six weeks, then let's not treat the playoffs like a foregone conclusion, OK?

BradshawsHairdresser
11-15-2012, 12:27 AM
Uh, if he can't play for six weeks, then let's not treat the playoffs like a foregone conclusion, OK?

Exactly.

On the bright side, there's a good chance we move up into the top half of the draft...

LordVile
11-15-2012, 12:38 AM
Dude is already part cyborg from his wreck. Screw it back together with a titanium bracket & let's rock n' roll!

hilarity! this is almost as funny as the INDIAN speak comment you left last week.. keep em' coming..

DBR96A
11-15-2012, 02:08 AM
Exactly.

On the bright side, there's a good chance we move up into the top half of the draft...

Honestly, at this point, I'm prepared for the Steelers not to play in January. Two of their top three draft picks are on IR, and nine different starters have missed at least one game this season. The 2012 Steelers are basically the 2011 Bears: a playoff-caliber team wrecked by serious injuries to key players.

Part of me would actually prefer that they not make the playoffs simply because it'd improve their draft position during an off-season in which there's bound to be more turnover on defense. There's plenty of great talent even in the mid-teens. (Remember that the Steelers drafted Troy Polamalu at #16.)

Higher draft position would enable a more thorough reloading of the defense, and a healthy David DeCastro and Sean Spence should make the Steelers better on both sides of the ball in 2013.

Oviedo
11-15-2012, 08:54 AM
Honestly, at this point, I'm prepared for the Steelers not to play in January. Two of their top three draft picks are on IR, and nine different starters have missed at least one game this season. The 2012 Steelers are basically the 2011 Bears: a playoff-caliber team wrecked by serious injuries to key players.

Part of me would actually prefer that they not make the playoffs simply because it'd improve their draft position during an off-season in which there's bound to be more turnover on defense. There's plenty of great talent even in the mid-teens. (Remember that the Steelers drafted Troy Polamalu at #16.)

Higher draft position would enable a more thorough reloading of the defense, and a healthy David DeCastro and Sean Spence should make the Steelers better on both sides of the ball in 2013.

I always want them in the play offs because any team can catch "lightning in the bottle" for 5 weeks (see the Giants recent Super Bowl runs). However, I do agree with the general tenor of your comments that this is major hill to climb in front of us. I really don't expect to see Ben back until the play off if at all. I'm not sure Leftwich can win 4 of the next 7 games but we will find out if there is any hope this Sunday night.

As far as Spence, I'm far less optimistic than you are. Multiple ligaments is a real severe injury. If he can ever come back with the abilities he had before the injury I think it won't be until 2014.

Eich
11-15-2012, 09:21 AM
You are forgetting the 'tough hombre' part of Roethlisberger. 2 weeks max, here's betting 1 week & then some super-special kevlar vest to protect him going forward.


In the past, I would have agreed with you. He's now family-man-Ben and won't be as reckless with his life.

Oviedo
11-15-2012, 09:32 AM
In the past, I would have agreed with you. He's now family-man-Ben and won't be as reckless with his life.

His past injuries were football threatening not life threatening. They won't rush him back until he is 100% healed.

papillon
11-15-2012, 10:19 AM
You all are nuts, the Steelers are 6-3 and have been playing with injuries to key components of this team for the past 2 years. This isn't new to them and while you may think that Mike Tomlin's creed of "next man up" is hyperbole this team has been winning games with this mentality. I will be completely shocked to see this team fail to make the playoffs with or without Ben. Other teams have to win a lot of games to knock the Steelers out of the playoffs at this point. The Steelers are two games up in the loss column to the #7 ranked team in the AFC.

Geesh, man, didn't any of you play any sport and have to get through a little adversity to win games? Moving up in the draft, screw the draft it will be there in April, it's now the middle of November and the Steelers are in the thick of the hunt. Good God folks, man up a little (sorry to all the ladies that participate on the board) and cheer for the team, they will be in the playoffs.

Pappy

pfelix73
11-15-2012, 10:57 AM
You all are nuts, the Steelers are 6-3 and have been playing with injuries to key components of this team for the past 2 years. This isn't new to them and while you may think that Mike Tomlin's creed of "next man up" is hyperbole this team has been winning games with this mentality. I will be completely shocked to see this team fail to make the playoffs with or without Ben. Other teams have to win a lot of games to knock the Steelers out of the playoffs at this point. The Steelers are two games up in the loss column to the #7 ranked team in the AFC.

Geesh, man, didn't any of you play any sport and have to get through a little adversity to win games? Moving up in the draft, screw the draft it will be there in April, it's now the middle of November and the Steelers are in the thick of the hunt. Good God folks, man up a little (sorry to all the ladies that participate on the board) and cheer for the team, they will be in the playoffs.

Pappy

LOL-

I couldn't agree more. No, many of them on here just play that Wii or Playstation Football Game and think they know it all.

Isn't the #7 seed like 4-5? Anyway, Ben will be back sooner rather than later.. We all gonna take bets on this now? I say 2-3 weeks. Although, I would rather him not play in the Away Ravens game on that surface. So, maybe he waits until the week after the 2nd Ravens game??

steelblood
11-15-2012, 12:32 PM
You all are nuts, the Steelers are 6-3 and have been playing with injuries to key components of this team for the past 2 years. This isn't new to them and while you may think that Mike Tomlin's creed of "next man up" is hyperbole this team has been winning games with this mentality. I will be completely shocked to see this team fail to make the playoffs with or without Ben. Other teams have to win a lot of games to knock the Steelers out of the playoffs at this point. The Steelers are two games up in the loss column to the #7 ranked team in the AFC.

Geesh, man, didn't any of you play any sport and have to get through a little adversity to win games? Moving up in the draft, screw the draft it will be there in April, it's now the middle of November and the Steelers are in the thick of the hunt. Good God folks, man up a little (sorry to all the ladies that participate on the board) and cheer for the team, they will be in the playoffs.

Pappy

Easy, Pap. It's like one or two guys saying we don't make the playoffs in this thread.

Eich
11-15-2012, 12:50 PM
His past injuries were football threatening not life threatening. They won't rush him back until he is 100% healed.

He was reckless with his life riding a motorcycle without a helmet and his accident on that bike WAS life threatening. He said he could've died and he was lucky that an EMT quickly noticed the massive amount of blood that he was swallowing into his stomach.

But my point is that he now has a lot more to think about in making a decision on when/how fast to come back.

feltdizz
11-15-2012, 01:16 PM
2 years ago... the prediction was 0-4 without Ben. We will be fine.

Mister Pittsburgh
11-15-2012, 02:12 PM
hilarity! this is almost as funny as the INDIAN speak comment you left last week.. keep em' coming..

I couldn't remember what I had even said so went back and found that....and honestly just made myself laugh.