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mesaSteeler
11-10-2011, 07:18 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers team report: Roethlisberger says sore shoulder won't affect him
PUBLISHED 3 hours and 53 minutes ago
Gerry Dulac Sporting News
http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2011-11-10/pittsburgh-steelers-team-report-roethlisberger-says-sore-shoulder-wont-affect-hi

PITTSBURGH — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger injured his throwing shoulder when he tried to dive for a touchdown in Sunday’s loss to the Ravens, but he said it won’t affect his ability to play Sunday against the Bengals.

Roethlisberger said he bruised his rotator cuff when he stretched his arm to reach for the end zone on an 8-yard scramble in the fourth quarter. Despite some soreness, Roethlisberger has not missed practice.
Ben Roethlisberger says a sore shoulder won't slow him down. (AP Photo)

Roethlisberger has been one of the hottest quarterbacks in the league, throwing for 1,056 yards and six TDs in the past three games and 12 touchdowns in the past five games.

Meanwhile, wide receiver Hines Ward returned to full practice Thursday and said he will play against the Bengals.

Ward wanted to return against the Ravens after he was hit in the head on a tackle by Ray Lewis in the second quarter. But the Steelers medical staff would not let him do so because he experienced concussion-like symptoms.

Notes: Backup nose tackle Steve McLendon played so well when Casey Hampton and Chris Hoke were injured that he has moved ahead of Hoke on the depth chart. Hampton has returned from his injury, but Hoke was inactive against the Ravens even though he is fully recovered from a neck injury. McLendon came to camp bigger and stronger this year, allowing him to play more stout at the point of attack.

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SH-Rock
11-10-2011, 08:12 PM
Ben is taking a beating this year. Every week is something new.

casteeler
11-10-2011, 09:54 PM
Ben is taking a beating this year. Every week is something new.

Very scary, when are the injuries gonna take effect on Ben

Atlanta Dan
11-10-2011, 11:15 PM
No question Ben gets beat up and no question he is not bashful about specifying what is hurting - sometimes I wish he would just play on without specifying the injury

Bayz101
11-11-2011, 02:12 AM
If you know the injury isn't bad enough to slow you down, why broadcast it to everyone?? Now the opposing team knows your sore spot. Hey, what's the red dot on Ben's shoulder?. It's a target.

Rick5895
11-11-2011, 05:58 AM
If you know the injury isn't bad enough to slow you down, why broadcast it to everyone?? Now the opposing team knows your sore spot. Hey, what's the red dot on Ben's shoulder?. It's a target.

Teams are targeting his throwing arm/shoulder as it is. Players are being told, because of his strength to tackle his throwing arm.

DanRooney
11-11-2011, 11:58 AM
Roethlisberger has had very good protection since Starks has been back in the lineup.

Goldsteel86
11-11-2011, 12:45 PM
Teams are targeting his throwing arm/shoulder as it is. Players are being told, because of his strength to tackle his throwing arm.

Would you expect anything less??? Having a damn good year, taking a team on his back, I would say teams are trying to take him out. But this Sunday, the Steelers aren't the ones going into the game with a rookie QB. Look for a heavy dose of the run game (I hope)!!!!!!! :tt02:

SoCalFan
11-11-2011, 01:34 PM
Yea,I like the line with Starks! Without Woodley playing this weekend (Im glad!) I hope we make it to the buy with no injuries! Oh yea,of course with a W as well!