Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger continues to gush over his surgically repaired right knee.
"It feels great, it feels better than ever, like it's a brand new knee, and I feel younger than ever, I feel good," Big Ben said this week from London, per 7M Sports.
Roethlisberger underwent an arthroscopic procedure to clean up meniscus damage on June 5, maintaining all along that he'll be ready for the start of Steelers training camp later this month.
Roethlisberger is one of the game's toughest signal-callers, but he acknowledged that "wear and tear" took its toll on the knee after 13 starts in 2012.
Big Ben had his other knee operated on during the 2005 season and has played a full 16-game schedule only once in 10 years. A "brand new" knee could go a long way to producing his second wire-to-wire campaign.