Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s MRI on his injured right foot and ankle provided some good news and some potentially scary news.
Roethlisberger said Monday that his MRI revealed an aggravation of an old injury, but he emphasized that it won’t stop him from playing Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.
“It showed I aggravated an old foot fracture but nothing severe,” Roethlisberger said, per The Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s Ron Cook. “I should be good to go.”
Roethlisberger’s most recent injury came when Sunday’s wild card win over the Miami Dolphins was well in hand. The Steelers kept their fragile quarterback in the game and also had him throwing with a sizable advantage late in the game. The injury seems to have occurred on Roethlisberger’s final pass attempt of the game, which was intercepted.
It was a reckless decision by Pittsburgh’s staff to expose Roethlisberger to injury when the game was essentially over. Big Ben appears determined to play against the Chiefs, but it’s fair to question whether the injury will affect his performance.