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Roethlisberger Faces Potential Injury To Foot or Ankle

NFL News - August 21st, 2009 - Written by Glen

ben roethlisbergerIn the last day of training camp, just three weeks before the opening of the regular season, Ben Roethlisberger had to sit out half of training day after an incident that left the two time Super Bowl winning quarterback limping to the side lines.

With just a few segments left before the training would end, a rush by James Harrison rushed the line and was blocked by tackle Max Starks, who then allegedly stepped on the right foot or ankle of Roethlisberger. Ben had been carted off the field, where he sat with an icepack on the back of the injured ankle for the remainder of the day.

The impact between James Harrison, the NFL's 2008 Defensive Player of the Year, and tackle Max Starks sent the latter to the ground with Roethlisberger. No official word has been released yet, though Ben left the field on a golf cart rather than his own two legs. Ben had joined the team mid-field at the end of the practice, and carried himself there by his own devices.

This is the second injury to strike the Steelers in the preseason. Center Darnell Stapleton is out of the game due to the need for arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. No time frame has been released on his return to the field.

Roethlisberger had not been taken off the field for x-rays, leading to the idea that his ankle may just be sprained or twisted. It is doubtful that he will play during the upcoming preseason game.

In the 5 seasons that Roethlisberger has been active, he has thrown 101 touchdown passes, 14974 yards, and averaged at a 62.4% pass success rate. Turnovers include 69 interceptions and 15 lost fumbles out of 32 actual fumbles. He has rushed 10 touchdowns on his own, and has rushed 616 yards. Ben is currently the highest paid player in the NFL, with a $27M dollar salary. He has two Super Bowl victories under his belt, and in 2006 became the youngest Super Bowl winning quarterback in NFL history.

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