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Old 02-09-2009, 06:53 PM   #1
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Default NFL says Steelers did not violate injury report for Big Ben

NFL says Steelers did not violate injury report for Big Ben
http://blogs.usatoday.com/thehuddle/...ys-steele.html

The NFL said Monday the Steelers were not in violation of league rules when they failed to list QB Ben Roethlisberger on the injury report during Super Bowl week.

Roethlisberger revealed to SI.com today that he had two fractured ribs during the Super Bowl that were confirmed in an MRI days after the game.

The NFL cited the Steelers' reporting of Roethlisberger's injury during the bye week, when the quarterback missed Wednesday's practice with a back ailment.

"Ben's injury was disclosed in the required injury report the week prior to the team going to Tampa for the Super Bowl," league spokesman Greg Aiello said in an e-mail to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "He was listed throughout that week with a back injury."

The league requires teams to report injured players after each practice. There are four designations probable (75% chance of playing); questionable (50% chance) doubtful (25% chance); and out, which means the player is not expected to play.

The Steelers said they had "no knowledge" of Roethlisberger's rib fractures, and refused to confirm his claim.

"To our knowledge, he was ready, willing and able to go and obviously he performed admirably," Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert told the Post-Gazette.

On Thursday of Super Bowl week, a story surfaced that Roethlisberger had X-rays on his back. He denied it, but later told NBC Sports that he had an X-ray "somewhere" during Super Bowl week.

The NFL did not address the X-ray story. But Aiello cited Roethlisberger's full participation in practice, witnessed by a pool reporter that week, and his participation in the game as reasoning for his omission from the injury report.

"There was no doubt as to Ben's availability," Aiello told the paper. "Then, of course, he played the entire game."

The Steelers addressed Roethlisberger's status multiple times during Super Bowl week after the quarterback appeared to tweak his back during the AFC title game against the Ravens. (Trainers tended to Roethlisberger during the game as backup QB Byron Leftwich warmed up.)

But coach Mike Tomlin repeated dismissed the questions and said Roethlisberger was "fine."
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:00 AM   #2
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Default Re: NFL says Steelers did not violate injury report for Big Ben

Guess this gives Cardinal fans one more thing to complain about. I will say this though, if BB would have been named to the Pro Bowl, I wonder if he would have played with the 2 broken ribs.
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How many years has Brady been carried on the Pats* injury report with a "bum shoulder" now? 3? 4? Don't want to hear about it.
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Default Re: NFL says Steelers did not violate injury report for Big Ben

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How many years has Brady been carried on the Pats* injury report with a "bum shoulder" now? 3? 4? Don't want to hear about it.
Was it his shoulder? I thought it was a hurt p***y.

Ben's a tough sob. I can hear the whiners now, what a drama queen.
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How many years has Brady been carried on the Pats* injury report with a "bum shoulder" now? 3? 4? Don't want to hear about it.
No kidding, and then to top it all off he wasn't on the injury report for the superbowl when everyone knew his foot was hurt. I'm one to love a good conspiracy theory, and I still believe that the second operation Brady had (supposedly for infection in the knee) was to repair the foot he injured prior to the superbowl. After all why did he get operated on in Cal. when the best surgeons are on the east coast. Maybe it had something to do with the privacy and anonymity that those doctors are capable of providing.
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How many years has Brady been carried on the Pats* injury report with a "bum shoulder" now? 3? 4? Don't want to hear about it.
BINGO.

It's the offseason now. The media is becoming dehydrated from lack of substantive stories to report so they conjer up this . Can't wait to see what drama they'll come up with next.
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its called an "injury" report, not a "being hurt" report.
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Default Re: NFL says Steelers did not violate injury report for Big Ben

i had a feeling something like this was gonna come up..
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