He is likely to miss 6 weeks, and I expect to see him around for the playoffs if we make it.
O...I heard for years bones after fracture are never as strong. But, the evidence doesn't support that notion. A totally healed bone has equal strength in most cases as the pre fracture bone. So I see no reason that Ben couldn't play at week 6 post injury.
I love our Steelers and I love our Steelers to win but, I don't want to see these guys end up injured, not living a long healthy life or living with injuries that makes life rough. I think Ben should think about hanging it up. Ben has been beat like a punching bag and what will it take with some people to see the light ? Ryan and Troy need to evaluate their accomplishments and their future and with this, if either one of them haven't had their bells rung enough to know what's good for them, they should retire too.
The NFL should have a weight limit for players. These giant size guys using their bodies as missiles to either tackle someone or to be tackled by a missile type player is too much for a person to withstand. Everyone wants bigger stronger and faster but look what it is doing to the players, to the game to the teams.
We had weight limits when we played pop warner, junior varsity football, why not college and the NFL ?
Well Fezz, you agree with most owners and Goodell. While that may sound like a slam it's not. I'm all about making the game safer, so guys like Troy don't have to eat their soup through a straw by the age of 50. While I don't agree with Goodells methods much of the time as application seems prejudicial and arbitrary...I agree with the underlying sentiment. Protect the players, extend their careers, and help them be able to enjoy life well into their 80s.
These players have free will. They don't need to gain that much weight and they don't need to continue playing. It's their choice.
You have a point. But, if you can make the game safer...why not do so? Do we really need to see helmet to helmet contact in order to be entertained? Why not develop better, safer equipment? Do we really need to see defenseless players leveled onto a stretcher? Tweaking of the rules and equipment can make the game safer while fans are still being entertained.