Roethlisberger Breaks Thumb, Not Expected To Miss Time

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers are on a bye this week. As it turns out, the timing could not be any better.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announced that he has a broken thumb, but does not expect to miss any time.

“We’ll put a splint on it and get prepared for the game against Kansas City just like we would if we were playing this week,” Roethlisberger said.

The broken thumb is on his throwing hand, which he also broke during the 2005 season.

Listen to the full interview here:

“Luckily, we have the bye week. I don’t have to throw right now. I don’t have to throw for seven days or [whenever we have to practice again.] So, that will be a good time for it to rest. The big thing is just getting used to throwing with a splint on it again and a glove on, which I’ve done before,” Roethlisberger said.

Roethlisberger suffered the injury during the Steelers’ 24-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

He said it did hurt to throw, but the biggest problem was squeezing the ball.

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One Comment

  1. Here We Go says:

    Here we go Steeler fans, another injury. Get ready for the interceptions from now on and the excuse will be the thumb. Maybe if the boys were forced to go to off season conditioning program there wouldn’t be so many injuries. Name one other team that has so many injuries all the time to key players.

    1. Dave says:

      Ben is doing far better this season. He is one of the top QBs with few interceptions this season. Back in those seasons you mentioned he threw a lot of INTs even when he was fine.

  2. ben fatboy berger says:

    id love to see him break his neck and id laugh my ass off hes a fat punk loser

    1. Dave says:

      I’d like to see your family die. Not nice to say isn’t it?

      1. steelers loser fans says:

        oooh look at dave hes a steeler fan oh boy hes got all the steeler shirts oh boy he almost saw a steeler once oh went to work and hurried up to tell his friends he almost saw a steeler really impressive grow up moron lkao at the fans

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