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Steelers Dodge Bullet with Ben's Strained Achilles Tendon

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

ben Earlier today we reported that Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, had an unexplained injury dealt to his ankle on Thursday during the final segment of the Steeler's last day of training. He had limped off the field ice the injured extremity, though no information had been released. Today, ESPN reported that it was Reothlisberger's Achilles' tendon that had been strained.

This sort of injury normally requires a season ending surgery, but Big Ben seems to be on the mend. It is very likely that he will not be participating in any preseason games, but being that they mean nothing other than more practice, but the regular season should see Roethlisberger back on the field.

ESPN continued by saying that Roethlisberger had been in "considerable pain," but the pain would later subside. Head Coach Tomlin told a local paper that Roethlisberger would heal after practice, though his official status has yet to be released.

As of now, the injury is not said to be a tear to the tendon. Pundits believe that without Roethlisberger, the Steelers may not be able to hold up to par with the previous season. The talented young quarterback has become an integral part of the Steelers offense, as the team is highly regarded as a more defensive club rather than a team which wins games through their offense.

Last year alone, his regular season saw 3,301 yards on 281 completions, with 17 touchdowns. His nimble hands won the Steelers their sixth Super Bowl victory last season with a last minute score to give Arizona a loss to their record.

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