HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 02: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks at the replay board after turning the ball over on downs against the Houston Texans on October 2, 2011 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.Texans won 17 to 10. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

Ben Roethlisberger's Foot Injury Feels 'A Lot Better'

Ben Roethlisberger suffered a foot injury two weeks ago and played in Week 5 anyway. The foot is feeling a lot better, he says.

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Ben Roethlisberger Status Update: Steelers Quarterback Will Start

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hurt his foot in last weeks loss to the Houston Texans. Early on in the week he was seen wearing a protective boot and many feared his foot was broken. It turns out however, that the injury was simply just a bruise or a sprain to his foot, the team never clarified what exactly the injury is.

Roethlisberger practiced in full all week and is officially listed as probable on the injury report. It's virtually a guarantee Roethlisberger will play, but how effective he will be is another question. He's going against the top ranked defense in the Tennessee Titans this week, and newly signed Max Starks is slated to start at left tackle. Starks was let go earlier in the year and was rumored to be severely out of shape, so Roethlisberger's foot injury could limit his typical fantastic escapability.

For more news and analysis on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger, visit the SB Nation Steelers blog Behind The Steel Curtain


Ben Roethlisberger Injury: Steelers QB Practices, Expected To Play

Ben Roethlisberger will start Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans, according to Mike Bires of the Beaver County Times. Roethlisberger was a full participant in practice Thursday despite a sprained foot suffered during last week's loss to the Houston Texans. He is reportedly "full systems go" according to Bires.

The news wasn't entirely unexpected. When an MRI taken Monday revealed that there was no fracture in his left foot, few expected the tough-as-nails QB to sit out. 

Still, Roethlisberger's healthy outlook is great news for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who will face a Titans defense giving up a league-low 14 points per game. Roethlisberger will have his work cut out for him against a secondary that has allowed just one touchdown pass this year, compared to five passes picked off.

For more on the Steelers, head over to the SB Nation blog Behind The Steel Curtain. Check out Music City Miracles for more news and analysis on the Titans as well as this week's matchup.


Ben Roethlisberger Injury Update: Steelers QB Expected To Play Vs. Titans

Ben Roethlisberger's foot injury is not expected to keep him out of Pittsburgh's game the Titans this Sunday. An MRI on Monday revealed that injury to the Steelers quarterback was a sprained foot, and not a fracture.

At a press conference Tuesday, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was optimistic that his quarterback will be back on the field in time for the weekend. Roethlisberger was injured in a loss Sunday to the Texans.

Tomlin "Based on the information i have now, we expect Ben to be limited in the early part of week, and ready by weekend"
Oct 04 via webFavoriteRetweetReply


The good news for Pittsburgh --  as Joel Thorman noted earlier in this stream -- is that Roethlisberger has a history of fighting through injury, and has played on an injured foot before.

The Steelers need Roethlisberger on the field as they try to fight their way out of a disappointing 2-2 start. He hasn't been great -- nine turnovers in four games -- but much of the blame for that rests with the Steelers underperforming offensive line.

Follow this StoryStream for the latest on Ben Roethlisberger's Injury Status. And get even more news and analysis on the SB Nation Steelers blog Behind The Steel Curtain.


Ben Roethlisberger's Injury Is Sprained Foot, According To Report

It's never a positive to have your quarterback go down with a sprained foot but when the alternative is a fractured foot it's not so bad. That's what Ben Roethlisberger is going through as a Monday MRI showed no fracture, but a sprained left foot, for Roethlisberger, who was injured in Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen has the details:

A scan performed Monday on Roethlisberger's left foot was negative for a fracture, the sources said. An MRI on Sunday had indicated a possible fracture but the test was inconclusive because of swelling in the foot.

No word on how much time, if any, he'll miss as a result of the sprained foot.

The good news is that Roethlisberger has a history of fighting through injuries like, particularly last year when he played with a foot injury.

"If I can do it and if I have to cast it up -- we saw I had to do that last year. I casted up my foot for the last half of the year. If we have to do it, I'll do it."

We'll know more on Wednesday when the Steelers practice report comes out. For now, Roethlisberger is in a walking boot. 


Ben Roethlisberger Injury Update: Foot Injury Adds To 2011 Struggles

The Pittsburgh Steelers have gotten off to a rough start in 2011, currently sitting at 2-2 after a tough loss to the Houston Texans. The Steelers woes may be growing as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a foot injury that knocked him out of the game briefly during the fourth quarter. He had x-rays on the foot but there is no word if it is broken. Roethlisberger dealt with a foot injury 2010, although that one was his right foot and this injury is his left foot.

Roethlisberger was in a walking boot following the game and I would suspect we'll get an update sometime on Monday following any further examination. The Steelers season as a whole has been fairly miserable and Roethlisberger has been very up and down. He put together huge passing numbers against the Indianapolis Colts but could not find the end zone. This followed an embarrassing three interception season opener and a solid, if unspectacular performance against the Seahawks in week two.

For now Big Ben is not a guy you really want to be relying on for your fantasy team. I'd suspect until he gets things figured out there are some decent options on your waiver wire if you don't already have a backup.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.


Ben Roethlisberger Injury: Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Will Have Monday MRI

The Pittsburgh Steelers could be without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for next week's game against the Tennessee Titans. Roethlisberger injured his left foot toward the end of the Steelers' 17-10 loss to the Houston Texans. He had X-rays of his foot taken and said that he doesn't know if he'll be able to play next week, according to Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Roethlisberger was 16-of-30 for 206 yards and one interception. That pick came on his last throw, ending the game in favor of the Texans.

Should Roethlisberger be unable to play, Charlie Batch will start for the Steelers. He was under center for three games during the 2010 season while Roethlisberger sat out the first four games of the season due to suspension.

Behind the Steel Curtain, our Steelers blog, is certainly ready to weather whatever the results of the X-rays and the MRI show:

We're used to seeing Roethlisberger play through pain, of course, and just last year he admirably fought through an injured foot to lead his team to the Super Bowl. We'll see what the results of the X-ray show, but Steeler Nation has been conditioned to expect the sturdy Roethlisberger to play with whatever ailments he's fighting through.

However, Steelers fans there do understand the prospect of giving Roethlisberger time to heal.

For more on the Steelers, check out the SB Nation blog Behind the Steel Curtain.


Ben Roethlisberger Injury: Steelers QB Leaves On Crutches, Wearing Walking Boot

It does not look good for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Following his team’s 10-17 loss to the Houston Texans in the matinee games today, Roethlisberger received an x-ray on his foot. He was later seen leaving the game on crutches and wearing a walking boot.

There are already questions about his availability for next week’s game when the Steelers host the surging Tennessee Titans.

#Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has X-rays on foot; not sure about suiting up for Titans next week. http://t.co/vpFdRPiV
Oct 02 via HootSuiteFavoriteRetweetReply

Decimated by injuries, Pittsburgh’s offensive line has been a huge problem all season for the defending AFC champs. Today, they allowed five sacks on Roethlisberger, and the quarterback was pressured throughout the entire game. He completed just 16 of 30 passes for 206 yards and no touchdowns. He threw an interception on his last throw of the game.

Pittsburgh also lost running back Rashard Mendenhall to hamstring injury during the game.

Pittsburgh would like to get both players healthy before facing the Patriots in week eight, but even upcoming games against Jacksonville and Arizona could be difficult without their starting quarterback.

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