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hawaiiansteel
11-26-2012, 02:47 PM
Ben Roethlisberger closer to return

Updated: November 26, 2012
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN

Ben Roethlisberger just may be ready for the Pittsburgh Steelers' rematch with the Baltimore Ravens next Sunday.

The Steelers quarterback will begin soft-tossing the football early in the week to test his range of motion and work through the pain of his rare rib and shoulder injury, according to team sources.

Roethlisberger slept much better this week, a source said, even with newborn son "Little Ben" in the house.

He has been able to hold his baby with his right arm, and doctors have determined his rib has healed enough that he doesn't risk further damage.

Roethlisberger's pain tolerance and range of motion could determine whether he plays next Sunday against Baltimore.

"I'm going to try," Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette when asked if he believed he could return for the game against the Ravens. "It's killing me to watch."

When asked by ESPN about his possible return after the Steelers' 20-14 loss at Cleveland on Sunday, Roethlisberger, who is no longer in a sling, said, "I honestly have no idea what the plan is."

He left the stadium pulling his bag with his injured right arm.

Byron Leftwich started in place of Roethlisberger in the loss to the Ravens two weeks ago but Charlie Batch faced the Browns on Sunday after Leftwich (ribs) was injured against Baltimore.

Batch was 20 of 34 for 199 yards Sunday and was intercepted three times in the loss, which dropped the Steelers to 6-5 this season. In all, the Steelers had eight turnovers in the loss.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8673766/ben-roethlisberger-return-pittsburgh-steelers-possibile-next-week-sources

flippy
11-26-2012, 03:48 PM
Every time I see the title, it looks like 'Ben Closer to Retiring" for some reason. Can you go dyslexic in the middle of an afternoon? :)

Flasteel
11-26-2012, 04:54 PM
He has been able to hold his baby with his right arm, and doctors have determined his rib has healed enough that he doesn't risk further damage.

Roethlisberger's pain tolerance and range of motion could determine whether he plays next Sunday against Baltimore.

"I'm going to try," Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette when asked if he believed he could return for the game against the Ravens. "It's killing me to watch."

That is like a mathematical equation which adds-up to Ben playing next week. No doubt in my mind.

lloydroid
11-26-2012, 04:56 PM
Pgh is playing their lying games once again. They think this actually gives them some kind of advantage, that only a child would believe. They like to fancy themselves as in some kind of war, and they are being so slick to deceive the enemy; it's so obvious and worthless.

flippy
11-26-2012, 06:35 PM
Pgh is playing their lying games once again. They think this actually gives them some kind of advantage, that only a child would believe. They like to fancy themselves as in some kind of war, and they are being so slick to deceive the enemy; it's so obvious and worthless.

What kind of mind game is this? The Ravens don't have to prepare for Charlie. Stack the box, make him throw 20 yards, and press and knock him around on passing downs.

It'll look like the last game we played against McNair's Ravens and he couldn't throw a 10 yard out.

Mister Pittsburgh
11-26-2012, 07:48 PM
How does a broken bone heal in 2 weeks?

hawaiiansteel
11-26-2012, 08:06 PM
Big Ben could return for Ravens rematch

NOV 25
By Jamison Hensley | ESPN.com

Many believe the Baltimore Ravens would lock up the AFC North title next Sunday if they can sweep the Pittsburgh Steelers. But the return of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could change the AFC North race.

Roethlisberger has a chance of playing at the Ravens next Sunday after missing two games with rib and shoulder injuries, team sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Roethlisberger's pain tolerance and range of motion could determine whether he plays next week, according to the report.

Getting back Roethlisberger is key for the Steelers to beat the AFC North-leading Ravens. Pittsburgh is 0-5 against Baltimore without Roethlisberger since 2005.

If the Steelers (6-4) win at Cleveland on Sunday and the Ravens (8-2) lose at San Diego, where they've had trouble, Pittsburgh would move to within one game of Baltimore. That would put first place on the line in next Sunday's game. Roethlisberger is 3-2 for his career in Baltimore.

Even if the Steelers and Ravens both win, Pittsburgh could close to within one game of first place if it wins at Baltimore.

The concern is whether the Steelers are rushing back Roethlisberger. Pittsburgh needs him more in the postseason than the regular season. The Steelers' offense struggled in their playoff loss at Denver last season, when Roethlisberger was limited with an ankle injury.

But according to the report, doctors have determined his rib has healed enough that he doesn't risk further damage.

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcnorth/post/_/id/59727/big-ben-could-return-for-rematch-with-ravens

SDSteel1
11-26-2012, 08:06 PM
Get it right, dislocated rib, separated shoulder and sprained SC joint....and he will play Sunday.

chiken
11-26-2012, 08:32 PM
There was no doubt in my mind that after Ben's baby was born he was going to play. I think if the Browns game wouldn't have been the browns he would have made a go at it. Just my thoughts.. Funny how a man can go from a potentially Season ending injury (that nobody else in the nfl has ever had) to getting ready to play the Ravens ... And Please guys, I love Ben, he is my favorite but I feel he made a family choice over football and now that he has satisfied his wife he will be back and focused.

BradshawsHairdresser
11-26-2012, 08:50 PM
How does a broken bone heal in 2 weeks?
How can there always be so much drama associated with Ben's injuries?

SanAntonioSteelerFan
11-27-2012, 12:49 AM
We know nothing.

From: " Nobody's seen this except once in some Rugby players 12 years ago ... docs JUST DON'T KNOW ... His rib could slice his aorta open and he would exanguinate on the field in a matter of moments ..."

To: "Yup, could be good to go in 2 weeks - no problem!".

"The feeling among the medical staff on the Steelers is that they are hopeful BUT NOT OPTIMISTIC he plays against the Ravens on Sunday" - just heard it now on ESPN from Adam Schefter.

hawaiiansteel
11-27-2012, 02:24 AM
Ben Roethlisberger: It’s killing me to watch

Posted by Josh Alper on November 26, 2012

http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/x350-330-e1353944269304.jpg?w=200

Sunday morning brought a report that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would start soft tossing on Monday in hopes of getting on the field for next Sunday’s matchup with the Ravens.

That reports came before the Steelers turned the ball over eight times and lost 20-14 for the Browns. The loss means that the Ravens can knock them out of the race for the division title with a win in Week 13 and the play of the offense made it clear that a loss is the likeliest outcome if Roethlisberger can’t return. Roethlisberger said Sunday that he’s going to give it his best shot.

“I’m going to try,” Roethlisberger said, via Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It’s killing me to watch.”

He’s not alone. The Steelers have scored just 17 points on offense in the two games that Roethlisberger’s missed with rib and shoulder injuries.

One member of the Ravens is pretty sure that he’ll be seeing Roethlisberger on the field in Baltimore next week.

“I don’t know what kind of medicine the Steelers will put Ben Roethlisberger on this week, but they’re going to give him something,” Ravens running back Ray Rice said, via Peter King in his Monday Morning Quarterback column for SI.com.

The decision on Roethlisberger will likely come down to the wire and the same is true of the Steelers’ chances of making the playoffs if they aren’t able to snap their two-game skid against the AFC North leaders.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/11/26/ben-roethlisberger-its-killing-me-to-watch/