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Old 12-27-2007, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default Ben expected to sit on Sunday

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did not practice for the second day in a row and is not expected to play in Sunday's regular-season finale in Baltimore.

Roethlisberger sprained his ankle in last week's 41-24 victory in St. Louis and the Steelers do not want to aggravate the injury by playing him against the Ravens. The injury, though, is not serious and Roethlisberger will play in the wild-card playoff game next weekend at Heinz Field.

Roethlisberger will be replaced as the starter by veteran Charlie Batch

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07361/844832-66.stm

Sounds like a good idea to me
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: Ben expected to sit on Sunday

Good. The week off will give Ben some extra time to get that ankle in as tip top shape as possible for the playoffs. The win in Baltimoronville isn't as important as having Ben near 100% for our run. Thanks for the story, Dan.
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:32 PM   #3
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thank God! i did not want to see him on the field vs those dirty rat birds.
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:54 PM   #4
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Default Re: Ben expected to sit on Sunday

Best news I've heard today!
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Default Re: Ben expected to sit on Sunday

Steelers | Roethlisberger not expected to play Week 17
Thu, 27 Dec 2007 12:16:06 -0800

Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is not expected to play Week 17. If Roethlisberger does not play in the game, QB Charlie Batch will take his place.


Great news....I hope there is more starters that are going to take a seat as well. Meaningless game with SD playing Oak and all. We still have a real good shot to win with Batch, and with a minor miracle JaMarcus Russell will put on his Joe Montana outfit and beat SD.
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I'm glad for this, I could really see the Ravens gunning for Ben more than normal
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:54 PM   #7
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Yay!
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Old 12-27-2007, 05:01 PM   #8
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Very smart (and obvious) choice. It's good to hear.
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Old 12-27-2007, 05:42 PM   #9
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His ankle must be hurt worse than we thought.
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Old 12-27-2007, 05:46 PM   #10
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Default Re: Ben expected to sit on Sunday

Charlie will need the game experience anyway. He hasn't played in a game in awhile.
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