| Big Ben played through arm tear in 2012 -- Wed Aug 1 4:40 pm --|
Steelers' QB continues to deal with rotator cuff injury
|"I'm good. It's OK, just sore," he said when asked about his arm injury. "I have a little torn rotator cuff. That doesn't heal. We just have to hope it doesn't tear the rest of the way, according to Doc," he said, laughing. He does take some precautions before practice, and not just because of the injury. "It's part of getting older, too. If you watch walk-throughs, I used to throw all the time. Now it's just backing off. Now I don't ever throw during walk-throughs. It's less throwing; I think that's smart anyway. As you get older, you just need to take care of yourself whether you're hurt or not." Suddenly, even the soreness seemed to disappear. "It actually feels great,'' Roethlisberger said. "I don't have any pains anymore. Let's just hope it doesn't get any worse." (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)|
FF Today's Take: Ben Roethlisberger still threw for 4077 yards and 21 touchdowns last season despite playing with a tear in his rotator cuff, but the wear and tear he's taken over the years might be catching up with him. He's not an elite quarterback - and really never was - but he has the ability, the weapons and the protection to replicate his 2011 numbers in 2012.