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Big Ben leaves with injury, returns limping

Posted on: December 8, 2011 9:39 pm
Edited on: December 10, 2011 10:00 pm
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Big Ben left in the second quarter with a left ankle injury. He returned to start the second half. (AP)

By Ryan Wilson

UPDATE: 10:09 p.m. ET -- Ben Roethlisberger, with his ankle heavily taped, limped out onto the field to start the second half. He was met with loud cheers but is clearly limited by the injury. There hasn't been an official diagnosis, but the speculation is that it's a high-ankle sprain.

UPDATE: 10:02 p.m. ET
-- During halftime, NFL Network's Alex Flanagan had this report: "I had an opportunity to speak to Mike Tomlin and he called the news 'positive' about Ben Roethlisberger. He had an X-ray on his ankle, that X-ray is negative. [Tomlin's] not sure if it's a high-ankle sprain or a lower leg issue, telling me that he would know a little bit more once he got in the locker room at the half and evaluated Ben a little more. His availability is still up in the air. Charlie Batch came in for him. Hines Ward would be the next (quarterback), he played at Georgia.


"But also concerning: (center) Maurkice Pouncey, we just saw him carted off into the X-ray room. Also an ankle issue. Doug Legursky likely taking the second half for (Pouncey)."

Midway through the second half with the Steelers leading the Browns, 7-3, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger rolled right looking for a big play down the field to one of his young wide receivers. The Browns had great coverage, and Roethlisberger, as he's known to do, held the ball waiting for something to develop. As often happens, he was sacked, this time by two Cleveland defenders at once, and in the process, suffered a left ankle injury.

He left the field with the aid of two assistants and he was limping badly.

Roethlisberger has a history of injuries and a history of playing through them but upon first appearances this looked bad.

Veteran Charlie Batch replaced Big Ben in the lineup, something he's done at various points during his Steelers career.

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Comments

Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 2:36 pm
 

Big Ben leaves with injury, returns limping

Yes but it looks like Joe Flunko, Blane Gabbert, Tyler Palko, Curtis Painter and Colt McCoy almost have what it takes to beat them Steelers... that is scary, oh, but Flunko has beaten them a few times already



Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 2:33 pm
 

Big Ben leaves with injury, returns limping

yes all of us rapist and DWI'ers over here...



Since: Nov 15, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 1:56 pm
 

Big Ben leaves with injury, returns limping

Ahh, I suppose you feel he's much worse than that team of felons from Balmer.......




Since: Nov 15, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 1:53 pm
 

Big Ben leaves with injury, returns limping

Faster than Joe FLUNKO....



Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 1:15 am
 

Big Ben leaves with injury, returns limping

How fast can you make a five step drop in a wheel chair?
 



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 12:08 am
 

Big Ben leaves with injury, returns limping

Shatter are your Super Bowl Dreams, as long as they have to play Pittsburgh they will NEVER win another SB.



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 12:06 am
 

Big Ben leaves with injury, returns limping

This guy is as Tuff as Steel. Go Steelers Go!




Since: Aug 17, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2011 11:59 pm
 

Big Ben leaves with injury, returns limping

Half a Ben is better than a whole Batch. Good start in fantasy playoffs, Ben=21, Steelers D=17. Next week my 2 def, Steelers or 49ers? No question, I'd never root against Black & Gold.What would you rather, win your fantasy league $$$ or your team win the Super Bowl. Assuming you can't have both.



Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2011 11:47 pm
 

Big Ben leaves with injury, returns limping

I will say that this game was semi-entertaining tonight. Pitts almost got a loss handed to them. But hand it to them, one of the best teams in the AFC to hold a 4 point lead to the BROWNS on their home field with 3 minutes left in the game. Awesome job.

Ben, sometimes there is a fine line between heroic and stupidity. I am sure your shot to the ankle would have been labeled dumb by most fans if you lost.
Benny, you may have won tonight but you will be feeling it in about 15 years. 



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2011 10:14 pm
 

Roethlisberger leaves game with left ankle injury

That's a terrible thing to say no matter how you feel about him.


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