View Full Version : Steelers get a clean bill of health - no injuries to report

Fire Haley
01-07-2009, 01:08 AM

yes - that means Ben too...

Steelers Notebook: No caution planned for Big Ben
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

No concessions. That's the point coach Mike Tomlin drilled home tersely at his news conference yesterday when asked if he would be more cautious with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Sunday.

In a word, "No," Tomlin answered.

Asked the same thing later in his conference, Tomlin added two more words to his answer: "No, I'm not."

Roethlisberger practiced for the first time Monday since he was carted off Heinz Field on a stretcher just before the half of the Steelers' 31-0 victory against Cleveland Dec. 28. He was diagnosed with a low-grade concussion and said he's fine.

Yesterday, Tomlin made it evident that the topic is now closed.

"Ben is going to be fine," he said.

So, too, are they all.

Tomlin listed no one as injured yesterday, saying "We've got a clean bill of health. It's the first time in a long time."

Safety Ryan Clark (dislocated shoulder) and linebacker James Harrison (hip pointer) were held out of the season finale, but practiced Monday, as did everyone else, including slightly injured fullback Cary Davis and linebacker James Farrior.

"Those are the guys that had circumstances that the off week, the bye, worked in our favor," Tomlin said.




01-07-2009, 01:09 AM
awesome stuff, thanks for the read. !!

01-07-2009, 01:10 AM
So different than last year. It's hard to believe we're in one piece right now. (minus the IR guys)

That should play heavily into our favor if we progress through the playoffs.

01-07-2009, 01:15 AM
WOW! So we're at full strength.

Galax Steeler
01-07-2009, 03:36 AM
We ain't had this in a long time it feels good knowing we are healthy going into the playoffs.

01-07-2009, 07:19 AM
That is awesome news. That bye week really helped us.

01-07-2009, 07:19 AM
Full strength come playoff time. Perfect plan.

01-07-2009, 08:14 AM
Healthy and a point to prove that the last game was a fluke and it should have been a bigger blow out.

01-07-2009, 08:15 AM
No excuses. Do it!

tony hipchest
01-07-2009, 08:50 AM
very rare to see any team going into the playoffs full strength.

granted, i dont think missing 2 of our starting linemen and d. sepulveda helps, but the steelers are very fortunate.

Fire Haley
01-07-2009, 09:04 AM
No excuses. Do it!

That's right, no excuses.

I know I can't ever remember a Steelers team going into the playoffs healthy, although our punter may be giving the whole team a limp, we'll see.

01-07-2009, 09:11 AM
Great news for us and bad news for Bolts fans. :applaudit:

Silverback has to be just itchin' to get back on that field and knock some Bolts' ass around! :tt03:

Fire Haley
01-07-2009, 09:25 AM
This news will not make the doom&gloomers happy at all, for sure.