Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for the Pittsburgh Steelers, there was news leaking that starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger may be dealing with a serious finger injury, which he sustained during the Steelers loss the Vikings in London.
Thankfully for Big Ben and Steeler faithful, that isn’t the case as it’s being reported that the finger injury isn’t serious.
“I’m thinking just try to do anything you can to get rid of the ball, throw it away, do something, and I couldn’t manage to get it out,” Roethlisberger said. “I’m holding it out like a loaf of bread because I’m trying not to just take it to the ground. They got it out late. Even if I’d held on to it, I don’t know if we would have had enough time.”
Roethlisberger hurt the index finger on his throwing hand (his right hand) while completing a 15-yard TD pass to Jerricho Cotchery in the fourth quarter. He had the finger taped after the game but said it wasn’t serious.
The Steelers, en route back to the States will have a bye this coming week which should give Roethlisberger plenty of time to rest and recover.