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Old 08-16-2006, 08:01 PM   #11
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Smashed face of windshiled of car....7hrs of emergency reconstruction surgery....and they are going to call a jammed thumb big news???
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Old 08-16-2006, 10:45 PM   #12
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This is going to sound stupid, bit I think Ben and other players do this to get out of signing autographs after practice. I remember Ben having the same hand wrapped last week and he turned out okay and played in the AZ game. This is my theory anyways.
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:20 PM   #13
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I think Ben should do a public service annoucment about the dangers of jamming your thumb on shoulder pads.

LOL Hawk. i seem to sense a bit of sarcasm.
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:50 AM   #14
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Big Ben's thumb injury may keep him out Saturday
Thursday, August 17, 2006

By Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ben Roethlisberger is questionable for Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings, coach Bill Cowher said this morning at the Steelers training camp in Latrobe.

The Steelers quarterback has slightly sprained ligaments in the thumb of his right (throwing) hand, Cowher said. The injury occurred during yesterday afternoon's practice when Roethlisberger hit another player while following through on a throw.

"He feels better today than he did yesterday," Cowher said. "We'll see how he feels tomorrow. There is no indication we need to do any kind of tests on him at this point."

Roethlisberger was to sit out of practice today.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06229/714259-100.stm
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:50 AM   #15
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This is going to sound stupid, bit I think Ben and other players do this to get out of signing autographs after practice. I remember Ben having the same hand wrapped last week and he turned out okay and played in the AZ game. This is my theory anyways.
Ahhhhh, just as I thought. He will probably play on Saturday. I think Ben does this stuff to A) Stir up controversy because he knows any little thing that happens to him gets blown out of proportion.
B) So he doesn't have to sign autographs/deal with fans after practices.
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Ahhhhh, just as I thought. He will probably play on Saturday. I think Ben does this stuff to A) Stir up controversy because he knows any little thing that happens to him gets blown out of proportion.
B) So he doesn't have to sign autographs/deal with fans after practices.
While I agree Ben crave's attention more than any other Steeler on this roster, I don't believe that's the case with his thumb.

"The Steelers quarterback has slightly sprained ligaments in the thumb of his right (throwing) hand, Cowher said. The injury occurred during yesterday afternoon's practice when Roethlisberger hit another player while following through on a throw."

As minor as this injury appears to be, I don't believe he is faking it for a want of attention or to get out of signing autographs.
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Didn't Ben hurt is thumb earlier in camp as well?
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Didn't Ben hurt is thumb earlier in camp as well?
Yes, he had his hand wrapped up one other time too, again as a ploy to get out of signing autographs. Also, this could be a ploy to have a reason to wear the glove this year because he likes to throw with one on.
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Yes, he had his hand wrapped up one other time too, again as a ploy to get out of signing autographs. Also, this could be a ploy to have a reason to wear the glove this year because he likes to throw with one on.
He was begging Cowher to play him in the Arizona game and you actually believe that he's faking his thumb injury in order to not sign autographs while also taking the chance of having Cowher tell him that he's not going to play in Saturday's game? I really don't see the logic there.
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Ben said he left his thumb helmet in the basement at home but that he normally wears it.

St. Vincent security chief said that since Ben has 2 years in NFL that the thumb helmet is optional and no charges are being filed.
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