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Roethlisberger Misses Another Practice; But Ankle Getting Better

The left ankle of Ben Roethlisberger is starting to get a little better, but is still black and blue as he missed practice on Thursday but still plans on going Monday night against the 49ers in San Fran.

It was the third straight practice that Roethlisberger has missed, and he’s hoping another 24 hours of rest will help him avoid missing his first start due to injury in more than two years.

“The goal is as soon as possible to get in there and get in as much work as I can,” Roethlisberger said.

That might not be until Saturday at the earliest, and offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said the team could wait until after warmups against the 49ers to make a decision.

Veteran Charlie Batch will get the call if Roethlisberger can’t go, though Roethlisberger is doing everything he can to get ready.

Hot tubs. Cold tubs. Range of motion exercises. Massages. Roethlisberger was even fitted for a custom-made ankle brace on Thursday which he plans to wear whenever he returns.

While he’s no stranger to playing hurt — he’s already dealt with a sprained left foot and a fractured right thumb this year — the problem this time is the inability to execute even the most routine tasks.

“If this was just a matter of pain, I’d be out there, but it’s being physically unable to do certain things,” he said.

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Roethlisberger, Pouncey have Grade 1 ankle sprains

Steelers fans got some good news on Tuesday, to go along with the bad news of the suspension of linebacker James Harrison. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and center Maurkice Pouncey have Grade 1 ankle sprains, the mildest form of ankle sprains. “That was terrible the first time,” Pouncey…

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MRI shows high ankle sprain for Maurkice Pouncey

High ankle sprains are all the rage in Pittsburgh right now. We already told you that Ben Roethlisberger’s MRI revealed that the Steelers quarterback sustained a high ankle sprain during Thursday night’s 14-3 win over the Browns. Now comes confirmation that his center Maurkice Pouncey is dealing with the same injury. Gerry Dulac of the…

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Report: Roethlisberger Suffered High Ankle Sprain

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Ben Roethlisberger added to his lore another gutsy performance, leading the Steelers to a 14-3 win over the Cleveland Browns despite injuring his ankle in the second quarter.

An X-ray showed that he did not break his ankle; however, the NFL Network is reporting that Roethlisberger suffered a high ankle sprain.

He underwent an MRI Friday and will be wearing a walking boot for at least a week. His status for the Dec. 19 game against the San Francisco 49ers is unclear at this point.

Roethlisberger was already playing with a broken thumb. His comeback was impressive to teammates.

“Anther gutsy performance,” James Farrior said. “The guy shows a lot of heart. He’s a winner, that’s all he’s been since he’s been [here]. We expect nothing different from him.”

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Roethlisberger has high ankle sprain

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain.
Roethlisberger was injured late in the first half of Thursday's 14-3 win over the Cleveland Browns.
He had the ankle re-taped at halftime and played the second half, hitting Antonio Brown with a late 79-yard touchdown pass to seal the victory.
After the game, Roethlisberger said he thought he has broken the ankle. He was in a walking boot Friday.
The Steelers (10-3) are off until a Monday night matchup against the San Francisco 49ers on Dec. 19.
Pittsburgh is battling the Baltimore Ravens for the AFC North title and also is in the running for the top overall seed in the conference.

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Roethlisberger Has High Ankle Sprain, In Walking Boot

Steeler Nation can let out a sigh of relief. Sort of.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is reported to be in a walking boot around the South Side complex today, nursing a high ankle sprain.

Tribune-Review reporter Gerry Dulac tweeted both Roethlisberger and C Maurkice Pouncey suffered high ankle sprains, "described as 'not good.'"

Roethlisberger suffered the sprain in Pittsburgh's 14-3 Week 14 win over Cleveland Thursday. While high ankle sprains are not easy injuries to play with, it looked far worse than what it ended up being.

Veteran back-up Charlie Batch came into the game for the remainder of the first half, and the results of that were uninspiring, to put it mildly. Roethlisberger returned to the game, but clearly was hobbled. He struggled to step back into handoffs, and his fourth quarter interception looked like the result of not being able to step into the throw.

It appears Batch would be the starter if Roethlisberger is unable to play in Week 15, a Monday Night game at San Francisco. It's likely Dennis Dixon will be active for the game as well. Dixon has been a healthy scratch most of the 2011 season.



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