The Pittsburgh Steelers injury woes continue, and Ben Roethlisberger's torn meniscus seems to be the cherry on top for the black and gold. Roethlisberger underwent surgery Monday for the injury, and head coach Mike Tomlin released the following statement regarding his quarterback, the surgery and his timetable for a return.
Coach Mike Tomlin issues statement following the procedure on Ben Roethlisberger's left knee. pic.twitter.com/qkjkMaG1Od— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) October 17, 2016
The statement is about as general as it can get. An outpatient procedure which went well, Ben is resting at home comfortably, and no timetable for his return.
In other words, this prevents the media from hounding the head coach at his weekly press conference Tuesday about when Roethlisberger might be back on the football field. Nonetheless, the fact Tomlin mentions they are confident it isn't a long-term injury is a very good sign. Roethlisberger may have to miss the game Sunday against the New England Patriots, but he could be ready to play against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9, coming off their bye week.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest on Roethlisberger's injury, and other news surrounding the black and gold.