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Roethlisberger Injury “Potentially Fatal”

Rib Injury Much More Serious Than Originally Believed

Wow – VERY BAD news for Steeler Nation.   Big Ben is known for his ability to play through anything!   He’s come back at Ben Roethlisberger Serious Injurytimes when no one thought it possible – broken nose, broken foot, sprained ankle, broken thumb (and still passed well)…. the list goes on and on.    This time, however, this injury is actually life threatening.    One wrong hit and his rib could affect his aorta and he could actually die – according to numerous source (see articles below).

While we are always hoping the best for the Steelers, in this case we are truly hoping Ben recovers quickly not just for the team’s sake, but for HIS sake!


Ben Roethlisberger injury: Steelers QB also has rib damage


Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a “rare and dangerous” rib injury on top of a sprained shoulder, according to a report.


Ben Roethlisberger out with rare, dangerous rib injury, too – Washington Post (blog)

Bleacher ReportBen Roethlisberger out with rare, dangerous rib injury, tooWashington Post (blog)All along, words like “uncommon,” “unusual” and “serious” have been used to describe the shoulder and rib injuries that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Be …



Ben Roethlisberger’s injury the latest malady Steelers must deal with – (blog)

Ben Roethlisberger’s injury the latest malady Steelers must deal (blog)After some laughter and opening the press conference with a brief review of Monday night’s win against Kansas City, Tomlin got down to the business concerning qu …


From Twitter….



Ben Roethlisberger identified the rare and dangerous rib injury: a dislocated first rib that could have pressed against his aorta.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 1:18:08 PM



#Steelers Ben Roethlisberger has a rare rib injury that could kill him by pressing against his aorta. Too big risk. Has to wait until heals

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:56:45 PM



Roethlisberger has potentially fatal rib injury. have faith in @SteelersJesus A-Ben.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:48:08 PM



I don’t like Ben Roethlisberger at all but I really hope he gets better. His injury is really serious. #PrayersForBen

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:44:56 PM



RT @sbnation: If Roethlisberger plays on Sunday, HE COULD DIE. No, really.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:45:33 PM


Steelers Win – But Lose Roethlisberger

How Far Can Steelers Go Without Big Ben?

The Kansas City Chiefs came into Heinz Field with only one win all season.   They looked more like a championship Ben Roethlisberger sufferes shoulder injurycontending team once the game started.

The Chiefs took the Steelers into overtime, when Tomlin must have given the defense some strong encouragement….. Keisel tipped a Matt Cassell pass and Lawrence Timmons then intercepted and ran back to the Chiefs 5 yard line.

The Steelers wasted no time and brought in Shawn Suisham to kick the game winning field goal.

The Steelers won, but suffered a big loss.

Ben Roethlisberger had to leave the game when sandwiched between two Chief defenders.   Early reports have indicated a sprained shoulder, but no further details have been announced as to the severity.

The timing could not be worse.  The Steelers play arch-rival Baltimore the next two games and the division winner will likely come out of the results of these games.

Read more about Big Ben’s Injury and the most up to date reports available…

Ben Roethlisberger injury: QB’s shoulder sprained, possibly

According to Adam Schefter, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been told that Ben Roethlisberger’s shoulder is sprained, but it could also be separated.


Ben Roethlisberger injury: Steelers QB exits with shoulder injury

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger injured his right shoulder on Monday night against the Chiefs, and his return in the second half is questionable.


Sources: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger suffered separated shoulder against … – Yahoo! Sports

Yahoo! SportsSources: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger suffered separated shoulder against …Yahoo! SportsTwo sources indicated that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a separated shoulder in Pittsburgh’s Monday night’s 13-10 overtime wi …



Big Ben injured in Steelers’ victory – Altoona Mirror

Altoona MirrorBig Ben injured in Steelers’ victoryAltoona MirrorTimmons’ heroics were needed mainly because players like quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and safety Ryan Clark were not on the field due to injuries. Their playing statuses for next week’ …



From Twitter….



Week 10 was not kind to QBs. Ben Roethlisberger, Jay Cutler, Alex Smith and Michael Vick all knocked out with injuries.

Monday, November 12, 2012 11:56:36 PM



RT @SportsCenter: BREAKING: Ben Roethlisberger has a sprained right shoulder. He’s still undergoing tests. (via @AdamSchefter)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:04:38 AM



Ben Roethlisberger injury: QB reportedly suffered separated shoulder

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:03:37 AM

Ben Roethlisberger Has Torn Rotator Cuff

Roethlisberger Says Injured Last Season

Ben Roethlisberger revealed today that he has a partially torn rotator cuff.   His injury happened in week 9 and he feels it

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Ben Roethlisberger admits he played with a partially torn rotator cuff last season.

should be fine for the 2012 season.

Read more from sources all over the world.


Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Has Partially Torn Rotator Cuff

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger admits he played most of Week 9 and the remainder of the season with a partially torn rotator cuff, which could explain a few less-than-adequate performances down the stretch in 2011.


Report: Ben Roethlisberger tore rotator cuff last season | SI Tracking

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says his injured shoulder he hurt last season is fine and shouldn’t give him any issues this year. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images). Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is


Ben Roethlisberger Has Partially Torn Rotator Cuff | Robert Littal

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn’t worried about a partially torn rotator cuff that he’s currently dealing with.


Ben Roethlisberger’s rotator cuff is torn, but just a little bit – Yahoo! Sports (blog)

Yahoo! Sports (blog)Ben Roethlisberger’s rotator cuff is torn, but just a little bitYahoo! Sports (blog)Number seven’s going to take his hits, and he’s going to get banged up, because that’s how he plays. That’s what it is to be Ben Roethlisberger. B …



From Twitter….



Roethlisberger says shoulder is fine: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger revealed on Wednesday that he… #Steelers #NFL

Wednesday, August 01, 2012 9:42:34 PM

Steelers vs Broncos – Steelers Injured, but Still Strong

Steelers are Injured, but Are Still Favorites vs. the BroncosBen Roethlisberger injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers may be bruised and battered, but it seems that everyone is considering them to be one of the favorites to make it all the way back to the Superbowl.

Mendenhall is out….   Aaron Smith has been out since week #4….   Pouncey is out for the Broncos……   Polamalu has a bad calf but is expected to play.     The list goes on and on – oh, yes,  the Steelers are playing with a quarterback that can’t run.   Any other team, this would spell disaster.   But the Steelers have “The Standard”, a phrase that coach Tomlin has had a lot of practice saying the past couple of years.

Here are some viewpoints from various sources that talk about the Steelers and their injuries.


Steelers have enough weapons to survive without Mendenhall – NFL News

Steelers have enough weapons to survive without MendenhallNFL NewsThe Steelers’ offense flows better when the game is on Big Ben’s shoulders. As the NFL continues to become a quarterback-centric passing league, more teams are willing to put their pos …


Defending AFC-champion Steelers head to playoffs without injured RB Rashard … – Washington Post

Bleacher ReportDefending AFC-champion Steelers head to playoffs without injured RB Rashard …Washington PostPITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers’ potentially long road through the AFC playoffs won’t include running back Rashard Mendenhall A person f …



Pittsburgh Steelers team report: Woodley to start against Broncos –

Daily American OnlinePittsburgh Steelers team report: Woodley to start against BroncosSportingNews.comPITTSBURGH — Outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley, who has missed seven of the past eight games with a hamstring injury, has returned to practice with …



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Injuries testing Pittsburgh Steelers’ depth: Yahoo! Sports » PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Pittsburgh Steeler… #nfl #steelers

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Injuries testing Pittsburgh Steelers’ depth (The Canadian Press): PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Pittsburgh Steeler… #Steelers

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