Originally Posted by tony hipchest
"Ward had the same surgery -- a laparoscopic appendectomy -- four years ago and was back on the playing field 13 days later. He and Roethlisberger each made it into surgery before their respective appendix burst."
im glad starkey included "respective appendix" or else i might have thought they collectively shared one.
ben has a cut. its not a broken bone or torn ligament, muscle or tendon. for anyone who has ever cut themselves they know they heal pretty quick. as far as healing goes... ben is to the nfl what wolverine is to the X-men. how the thursday night game goes will probably have alot to do with whether bill lets ben play in 14 days. im thinking his gut will hurt alot less than carsons knee.
The reason why I figured 4-6 weeks was because all I kept hearing was that this specific operation took 4-6 weeks to heal. So basically he will be back in the next three weeks tops....in your opinion?