Roethlisberger isn’t worried about his “little torn rotator cuff”


Ben Roethlisberger’s rotator cuff isn’t affected by autograph signing. (Keith Srakocic / AP)

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback, who played the last part of the 2011 season hobbling on a bum ankle, isn’t concerned about his shoulder. For the record, he initially hurt it Nov. 6 in a game against the Ravens and spoke about it in the spring. On Wednesday, he called it a tear for the first time.

“I'm good. It's okay, just sore,” he said (via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette). “I have a little torn rotator cuff. That doesn't heal. We just have to hope it doesn't tear the rest of the way, according to Doc.”


Roethlisberger’s injury isn’t a problem unless, you know, it becomes a problem. (Keith Srakocic / AP)

“It's part of getting older, too,. If you watch walk-throughs, I used to throw all the time. Now it's just backing off. Now I don't ever throw during walk-throughs,” Roethlisberger said. “It's less throwing; I think that's smart anyway. As you get older, you just need to take care of yourself whether you're hurt or not.”

Roethlisberger is adapting to a new offense and new coordinator in Todd Haley and isn’t concerned that his shoulder will fail to hold up to the wear and tear of a season.

“It actually feels great,” Roethlisberger said. “I don't have any pains anymore. Let's just hope it doesn't get any worse.”

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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