Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been dealing with injuries all year. First it was his knee which sidelined him for a few weeks and then it was his ankle. Big Ben suffered a mid-foot sprain during last week’s game which was expected to sideline him for few weeks. Most expected Roethlisberger to miss one game, rest during the team’s Week 11 bye and return after but things didn’t go as planned. Landry Jones started Sunday’s game with Roethlisberger on the side but he was forced into action after Jones was carted off with his own ankle injury.
Roethlisberger served as an amazing reliever as his 379 passing yards and 3 touchdowns proved but how was he able to get back on the field so soon.
“I drink a lot of milk. I kind of surprised myself and everybody because I was in a boot on Monday. My foot was basically black and blue and it’s more than just me. The training staff … Doctors, everybody. We were tireless in our rehab and trying to get ready, so like I said, it was a day-to-day process and I was telling the coach how I felt.”
The Steelers are now 6-4 and are still in the playoff picture. A healthy Roethlisberger could be what it takes to get this team in the playoffs.