According to Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Ben Roethlisberger is scheduled for a doctors appointment in Los Angeles February 21, 2020. It is hopeful Roethlisberger will get a good report to where he can begin the next phase of his rehabilitation.
A Ben Roethlisberger update: He will see his doctors in LA Feb. 21 and hopes to get clearance to start throwing tennis balls and other light objects. He remains confident he will be ready for the Steelers' offseason work in May. Roethlisberger had elbow surgery Sept. 23.— Ron Cook (@RonCookPG) February 3, 2020
Roethlisberger only appeared in two games for the Steelers in 2019 and did not throw a touchdown. It was the first time in his career he was placed on the Reserve/Injured List.
Another concern with Roethlisberger is the fact he’s turning 38 years old this off-season. It is somewhat unprecedented for a quarterback at his age to return from an injury to his throwing arm. Regardless, both Roethlisberger and the Steelers seem to believe he will be calling the signals to start the 2020 season.
With an emerging young defense who made great strides in takeaways during 2019 along with continuing their record of sacks, Roethlisberger hopes to give the Steelers the improved quarterback play to put them over the top in 2020. Of all the teams who did not make the 2019 postseason, the Steelers currently have the highest probability to win next year’s Super Bowl according to many odds-makers.
Even if Roethlisberger gets clearance later this month to resume throwing light objects, he still has a long way to go in his rehabilitation. But in order to take several steps, the first one is necessary. Having a hard date as to when Roethlisberger will get an update is most beneficial for all parties.
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