Notebook: Roethlisberger leaves practice early
Thursday, December 4, 2008
By Teresa Varley
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed part of practice on Wednesday after he slipped when going back to throw a pass and slightly injured his right knee.
Roethlisberger missed about 20 minutes of practice, but remained out on the field the entire time. He indicated after practice that he did not think that it was serious. Byron Leftwich took all of the snaps once Roethlisberger left practice.
In other injury news, running back Willie Parker (knee, shoulder), safety Troy Polamalu (calf), defensive ends Brett Keisel (knee), Aaron Smith (knee) and Travis Kirschke (back) and tackle Marvel Smith (back) did not practice.
* * *
Cornerback Bryant McFadden said he is ready to return to action this Sunday after missing the last six games with a broken forearm.
“I have been rehabbing it and working as best as possible,” said McFadden. “I feel like I am healed and ready to go.”
McFadden thought he might be back for the Patriots game, but was advised to give it one more week by doctors.
“I took their advice,” said McFadden. “That week is over with now. It’s time to get ready for the Cowboys.”