View Full Version : Ben back on the field at practice

Fire Haley
08-25-2009, 01:14 PM
Ben Roethlisberger showed up at Steelers practice this afternoon in his pads and helmet and was going through drills with their other two healthy quarterbacks.

Roethlisberger did not play Saturday night against the Washington Redskins after his right foot was injured in practice Thursday at training camp.

Coach Mike Tomlin, though, has said Roethlisberger should be okay and he looked every bit of that as the Steelers began their first practice on Pittsburgh's South Side after breaking training camp last week.

No. 3 quarterback Dennis Dixon, however, did not practice because of his separated right shoulder. Steelers sources say the shoulder injury should not linger and they do not expect to sign another quarterback.

Rookie Mike Reilly and No. 2 quarterback Charlie Batch joined Roethlisberger at practice this afternoon.




Fire Haley
08-25-2009, 01:46 PM
Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How's Ben's foot, any new updates?

Ed Bouchette: I just started the chat with an update and there should be one on PG breaking news by now too. Ben is fine. Seemed to limp a little while practicing.

Any word on how much, if at all, Ben will play on Saturday? I'm sure he won't see much action in the last preseason game.

Ed Bouchette: I would not discount him playing as long as the rest of the first team offense plays. His foot seems fine today, and there are four more days until they play.

Do you think Ben plays this Saturday?

Ed Bouchette: Yes.

Galax Steeler
08-25-2009, 02:54 PM
That is some good news. I just hope he don't rush back before he is fully healed.

08-25-2009, 03:13 PM
he always plays better hurt...lol:chuckle:

however, it is good to know that he is back on the practice field and getting that needed practice in..lol :wink02:

08-25-2009, 03:51 PM
damn diva.:flap:

one side only
08-25-2009, 03:59 PM
Tomlin said #7 will play Saturday and "won't be limited in any form or fashion."

08-25-2009, 04:52 PM
damn diva.:flap:

We'll have to see how Ben approaches this one. If he never mentions it then we should give him a pass.

Fire Haley
08-25-2009, 05:49 PM
No. 3 quarterback Dennis Dixon, however, did not practice because of his separated right shoulder. Steelers sources say the shoulder injury should not linger and they do not expect to sign another quarterback.

All is well

08-25-2009, 07:17 PM
Ben waved hi to me on Thursday. :P



Lol, kidding. He's actually looking/pointing at to his friend, who was standing right near me. Mike Tomlin came up later and they decided to chat:


That was the closest I've ever been to any Steelers players. I don't get to see them often. (I live in the Baltimore area, actually.)

08-25-2009, 07:31 PM
Well, that's some good news. Although at this rate, I wouldn't be surprised if an anvil falls on his head.

08-25-2009, 07:48 PM
Need to put some rearview mirrors in Starks' helmet. Stay off the QB please....

Seriously I'm glad he's ok, I knew he would be though.

Fire Haley
08-25-2009, 07:51 PM
They just had a piece on the NFL channel -Ben at practice, throwing the ball around.

He looked OK. Farrior and him were joking around in the locker room - saying he's fine, he'll play.

one side only
08-26-2009, 02:14 PM

Sounds like he's fine.

08-26-2009, 03:50 PM
Big Ben breaks silence on injury
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
By Chuck Finder, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Without identifying the precise nature of his injury, Ben Roethlisberger this afternoon described his right-foot ailment as a bruise that, when it first happened, scared both him and teammates about a potentially serious Achilles tendon injury.

"It was a pretty scary thing to have a ... heavy ... guy step around the back of your foot and your Achilles," the Steelers starting quarterback said in his first interview since he got caught in a tangle between 6-foot-8, 345-pound left tackle Max Starks and linebacker James Harrison toward the end of last Thursday's practice at St. Vincent College.

"Everyone thought they heard a pop, too. You didn't know what happened. Luckily, it was a bruise."

Roethlisberger, who didn't dress or play in last Saturday's preseason loss at Washington, declined to say whether an MRI or other tests were performed on his injury.

"I can't talk about what we've done," he said at the Steelers' South Side practice facility. "You know what? I'm up and walking. Participating a little bit [in practices]. I'm glad it wasn't [serious]."

He returned to practice Tuesday, though he sat out the final 10 minutes or so while wrapping the foot in ice.

First published on August 26, 2009 at 1:18 pm

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