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Ben Roethlisberger says his torn rotator cuff won’t be an issue

As training camp continues for the Pittsburgh Steelers this week, Ed Bouchette wrote a piece about Ben Roethlisberger, covering various topics not the least of which included Ben’s comments about his slightly torn rotator cuff. According to Ben he’s more worried about when Mike Wallace will return than about his shoulder.

Ben Roethlisberger does not seem as concerned about his “little torn rotator cuff” in his right arm, nor as worried about the new offense and turning 30, as he is eager to see Mike Wallace rejoin the Steelers in training camp.

According to NBC Sports.com who also reported out this afternoon:

It’s Big Ben’s throwing arm. Roethlisberger says he suffered the injury last November against the Ravens. He insists it feels “fine,” and that his arm feels “strong,” and it won’t hinder any of his throws. Roethlisberger was also dealing with a major ankle injury at the time, and his mobility was severely impacted down the stretch. We didn’t notice any issues with his passing ability. It’s a notable situation, but not one worth worrying much about.

If this were anything major, Ben would have had corrective surgery during the offseason and we’d have heard much more about it to date. As was indicated in the article, the team doesn’t seem concerned about it and neither does Ben.  Mike Tomlin also hasn’t mentioned anything about it during training camp so far and Ben has not been limited in his workouts with the offense in Latrobe.

It happened during Steelers vs Ravens and the more infamous game then I care to recall where the Steelers lost 23-20. If you remember, the Steelers were up by 4 late in the game and had a chance to kick a field goal from 47 yds out but a delay of game pushed them back, they punted, and the Ravens marched down the field to score on a 13 play drive that ended up with William Gay getting burnt by Smith of the Ravens.

Anyways, just file this away for the regular season when hopefully this new and improved, young, offensive line is able to keep Roethlisberger from getting crushed 40+ times per season.

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