During this Wednesday’s media session, Roethlisberger told reporters that he’s going to do “everything he can” to be in position to play this Sunday. It was announced earlier this week that he’s dealing with a left pectoral injury.
Roethlisberger also described when he feels pain from this injury, saying “Typically, when I reach for something outside the framework of my body or, you know, trying to push up off, get off the ground.”
If Roethlisberger’s body is going to be in pain after every single throw, it’ll be tough for him to get through all 60 minutes against the Bengals. On the other hand, he’s no stranger to playing through an injury.
Ben Roethlisberger said he's going to do "everything he can" to play vs. Bengals on Sunday, but the offensive line has to do everything it can to keep him from taking 10 QBH again: https://t.co/3KK0uCV1J7
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 22, 2021
Despite sitting out this Wednesday’s practice, Roethlisberger remains upbeat about his chances of playing in Week 3.
“Today is only Wednesday,” Roethlisberger told reporters. “So we have a lot of time to get ready to go.”
Regardless if it’s Roethlisberger or Mason Rudolph under center this weekend, the Pittsburgh Steelers have to do a better job of protecting their quarterback. Head coach Mike Tomlin admit that Roethlisberger took way too many hits last weekend against the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Steelers should have an update on Roethlisberger’s status later this week. For now, it’s fair to say he’s questionable for Sunday’s game.