Steelers Roethlisberger Limited in Practice Friday
According to Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) was a limited participant in practice on Friday.
Roethlisberger was injured towards the end of the second quarter in Week 14′s Thursday Night Football match-up against the Cleveland Browns.
He sat out the rest of the second quarter and came back after half time to lead the Pittsburgh to victory.
Big Ben has made a living off of playing hurt, but ankle injuries tend to linger and while he came back and played in the second half, post-game inflammation has made it hard to run and plant on.
The good news is that the Steelers will not have to play until Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers in what is likely to be a defensive battle.
Should Ben Roethlisberger not be able to go, Charlie Batch would likely get the nod on Monday Night Football.
Roethlisberger gets a ten day layoff to rest that ankle, and he should be good to go for the game. Antonio Brown and Mike Wallace owners should still monitor this situation closely.
As stated earlier, this game will likely be a defensive battle, but if we will give an edge to either team, it’d be the Steelers because of their ability to throw the ball consistently down field.
While Rashard Mendenhall will likely get shut down, Big Ben could still make a few solid players that could be the difference makers. Brown and Wallace should see a good amount of targets with the Steelers most likely unable to run the football, so keep your fingers crossed as San Francisco’s defense can be passed on.