Steelers beat writer for the Post-Gazette and Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN Steelers Insider Ed Bouchette joined Joe Starkey of Seibel and Starkey to discuss Ben Roethlisberger’s broken foot and what it means for the teams matchup with the Ravens on Sunday night.
Despite the team trying to say it isn’t a broken foot, Ed told Joe that Ben does have a broken bone in his foot and it’s the fifth metatarsal. According to Ed, this is a usual practice of the team in that they have been vague about injuries the last few years now.
If Ben is unable to go, Ed discussed who will be the Steelers backup, and it’s not who many people would think. Byron Leftwich was brought in to be Ben’s backup, and if he cannot go, Leftwich will take his place.
Joe wrapped things up with Ed by asking him for his prediction of Sunday’s rivalry game with the Ravens. Ed said he doesn’t expect the Steelers to be able to run the ball or protect Ben and that it will most likely be a low scoring game.