May 21, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) participates in organized team activities at the UPMC Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Roethlisberger Undergoes Knee Surgery

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be on the sidelines for a few weeks after undergoing surgery on his right knee. The good news for the team is that the surgery is being considered “minor” and the team plans to have their star quarterback back on the field for training camp.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin shed some light on the situation today.

“Earlier today, Ben had minor surgery on his right knee that was the result of slight discomfort this offseason,” Tomlin said in a statement, via CBS Sports. “We advised him to get the surgery done to ensure he will be completely healthy for the start of training camp. This surgery will have no long-term effects on his health.”

Of course, you can never be 100 percent certain that healing from a surgery will be perfect, but it is good for the Steelers and their fans to see optimism moving forward.

The good news is that this surgery took place when it did. If it happened later in the offseason, this could have been a much bigger issue.

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