Steelers Superbowl Futures Look Grim As Big Ben Is In Big Danger
November 19, 2012 in Sports News
“I heard a crunch and a crack” Big Ben said in the post game interview after the game against the Chiefs on Monday Night Football. Aside from the injury to his shoulder, there is a dislocation of the first rib that presents a clear and present danger to possibly puncture the aorta and be life threatening. He expressed a desire to return to play just as soon as possible but it is looking more and more like Roethlisberger will sit out the remainder of the season with these very real injuries.
Roethlisberger says his rib is partially dislocated and he has no timetable to return. The rib problem actually is more severe than his shoulder injury. How rare is the injury? The last time his doctor heard of it was in 1998 with a rugby player.
Roethlisberger told reporters Wednesday that the injury could kill him by pressing against his aorta and puncturing his lung. So that’s not good.
Roethlisberger told the NFL Network that his pain level is at a 9 on a scale of 1 to 10. He’s only sleeping four hours per night. “I can move the arm around, that’s not the issue,” Roethlisberger said Wednesday, via The Associated Press. “Sometimes when I do move it the rib will kind of pop out of place again, which is pretty painful. I just try to keep it as still as I can for the most part.”
Ben Roethlisberger wears the number 7 and is the franchise Quarterback for the
Pittsburgh Steelers. Known as Big Ben, Roethlisberger stands 6’5” tall and weighs in at 241 pounds. He was born in Lima, Ohio in 1982 and graduated from Miami of Ohio University. Ben is 30 years old and is currently in his 9th season in the NFL. Ben and his Steelers have won the Super Bowl two times, first against the Seattle Seahawks in 2006 and then again in 2009 against the Arizona Cardinals. The Steelers made it to the Super Bowl again in 2011 only to lose to the Green Bay Packers under quarterback Aaron Rogers.
Byron Leftwich will start in his place on Sunday Night Football against the arch rival Baltimore Ravens said Coach Mike Tomlin.
The seasons change, but one thing remains the same. No one does drama in Pittsburgh quite like Big Ben. This rib injury just might cost the Steelers any chance at winning the AFC North and moving on to yet another Super Bowl victory.