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Roethlisberger has broken thumb, will still play

Posted on: November 15, 2011 1:55 pm
Edited on: November 16, 2011 5:47 am
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A broken bone won't keep Big Ben out of the lineup. (Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

It's part of the deal: the Steelers let Ben Roethlisberger play his game -- which consists of holding the ball for an eternity, breaking tackles in the backfield, buying time with his feet and finding receivers open downfield -- with the understanding that he'll take a beating and suffer the occasional injury. It's unconventional, but it also works. (As Warren Sapp pointed out last week, when you're facing Ben, it's not the first three seconds of the play that hurt you, it's the last three.) In Roethlisberger's first seven years in the league, Pittsburgh made three Super Bowl appearances, winning twice.

On Tuesday, Big Ben told the media that he broke the thumb on his throwing hand during Sunday's game against the Bengals. He also said that he'll play against the Chiefs in two weeks, when the Steelers return from their bye.

"It will be painful but it takes a lot to keep me out," said Roethlisberger (via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review), who is wearing a velcro wrap to protect the thumb. "We'll concoct a splint. I'll have a glove on for the rest of the year."

Roethlisberger was sacked five times in Cincinnati, but played well, completing 21 of 33 passes for 245 yards, with a touchdown and an interception.

At various points last season, Big Ben battled a foot injury and a broken nose. Since coming into the league in 2004, he's also dealt with concussions, knee surgeries, previous thumb and foot injuries, not to mention nearly dying during a 2006 motorcycle accident. (You can view the exhaustive list of nicks, bumps, bruises and breaks here.)

Coincidentally, when the Steelers face the Chiefs in Week 11, Kansas City will be without their starter, Matt Cassel, who suffered a hand injury during Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

If it turns out that Roethlisberger can't play, Charlie Batch will get the nod with Dennis Dixon backing him up. The duo led the Steelers to a 3-1 record to begin the 2010 season, while Big Ben served a four-game suspension following a sexual-assault accusation.

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Since: Apr 17, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2011 8:39 am
 

Roethlisberger has broken thumb, will still play

I think your rape victims were scared and then had to ask themselves..."Is it in yet?"


ALFIwantsout
Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 1:36 pm
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Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: November 16, 2011 11:03 am
 

Roethlisberger has broken thumb, will still play

  But hey, stuff happens, and it doesn't mean the rest of the people in the state or area act the same way or condone that type of behavior.
Just condone it everytime they buy a ticket or a new jersey. 



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2011 10:22 am
 

Roethlisberger has broken thumb, will still play

Ben has a week to heal up.. actually 3 for the next real game against the bengals.  Steelers just need to show up and the chiefs will fold.



Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2011 10:07 am
 

Roethlisberger has broken thumb, will still play

Sister, no i dont' think he was saying Ben is gay.  He was refering to you as a "her" and you wanting Ben's thumb up your "pooter".  But hey, stuff happens, and it doesn't mean the rest of the people in the state or area act the same way or condone that type of behavior.




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 10:06 am
 

Roethlisberger has broken thumb, will still play

A broken thumb is like a hangnail to that guy. This injury will have little to no effect.



Since: Nov 10, 2011
Posted on: November 15, 2011 11:28 pm
 

Roethlisberger has broken thumb, will still play

To chevy98350:  You must be the dramma queen or maybe you're just a Bengals fan.  Go PITT!!!




Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: November 15, 2011 10:34 pm
 

Roethlisberger has broken thumb, will still play

Must be something in the water in Pennsylvania. One QB is playing like dog crap, so they say, "Oh he has some broken ribs." When the one on the other side of the state hears this, he says, "But... I have a BROKEN thumb, so there" One drama Queen has to top the other drama Queen.



Since: Apr 17, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2011 9:37 pm
 

Roethlisberger has broken thumb, will still play

My 4 month old can reply a better post than what you just typed!!  how old are ...6??  Grow up and get a pair!!


xiaomime
Since: Nov 15, 2011
Posted on: November 15, 2011 8:32 pm
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