Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger: Felt Enjoy I Used to be in Vehicle Accident After Giants Acquire

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) in action against the New York Giants during an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

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Ben Roethlisberger would possibly presumably maybe maybe impartial like regarded bask in a youthful version of himself for the length of the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ victory on Monday Night time Football, nevertheless his body used to be like a flash to remind the quarterback of his aging body the day after. 

After passing for 229 yards and three touchdowns with a passer ranking of 117.8 in a 26-16 opt over the Unusual York Giants, the 38-year-passe said he continues to abilities intense soreness.

“I was asserting this day I essentially feel bask in I was valid in a car accident,” Roethlisberger told newshounds Wednesday. “The day gone by I felt bask in I was in a prepare fracture. With any luck the following day it would possibly perhaps essentially feel bask in I valid fell off a motorcycle. I am positively sore. The lawful records is my arm is truly the most attention-grabbing thing that does now not hurt.”

It will perhaps presumably maybe map sense for the QB to essentially feel frail down no matter what in his 17th season. It be even more understandable given he is attempting to return from the season-ending elbow disaster he suffered for the length of Week 2 closing year.

Roethlisberger didn’t note Wednesday, and his midweek time table would possibly presumably maybe maybe impartial stay gentle this year. 

ESPN’s Brooke Pryor experiences Roethlisberger will sight to maintain his elbow healthy by persevering with to relaxation on Wednesdays, nevertheless the bigger trouble comes with retaining his arm warmed up whereas on the sidelines for the length of video games. The frail used to be considered wearing a sleeve whereas off the discipline on Monday night. That must develop correct into a rather overall incidence in 2020. 

Preserving the Steelers QB healthy is priority No. 1 for Pittsburgh. 

Mason Rudolph serves as the No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart, and his performance closing season with Immense Ben injured didn’t encourage great self belief. The group would perhaps be carrying outmoded Tennessee Volunteers giant name Joshua Dobbs, who has thrown valid 12 passes since coming into the league in 2017. 

If managing Roethlisberger’s soreness is the Steelers’ finest notify this season, the group will be in lawful form.