2012 NFL Season - Yes, they actually play games in this league!
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11-14-2012, 02:17 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Wow, sounds like Big Ben's injury could be worse than originally expected.
The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback said Wednesday he also dislocated a rib while getting sacked in the third quarter of Monday night's win against Kansas City. Roethlisberger sprained the SC joint in his shoulder on the play but says the rib issue is a bigger concern.
Roethlisberger said doctors are concerned the rib could cut into his aorta. He's already been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. Backup Byron Leftwich will start in his place, though Roethlisberger doesn't believe the injuries will end his season.
''I don't think so, I don't know though but I'm not a medical expert,'' Roethlisberger said. ''I just know I'm going to do what I can to get back.''
Roethlisberger added he's in considerable pain and has slept just four hours over the last two nights. He wore a black sling in the locker room to prevent the rib from moving around. Doctors are worried if the rib gets jostled before it heals it can cause internal bleeding.
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