The Pittsburgh Steelers practice field had familiar sight today, Ben Roethlisberger throwing the football.
Eight days after knee surgery, Ben Roethlisberger is throwing on the Steelers’ practice field. pic.twitter.com/M7AZLsuvZy
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) October 25, 2016
The Steelers quarterback about how his injury is progressing during his weekly appearance on 93.7 The Fan’s Cook and Poni show.
“It’s doing better,” Roethlisberger said on the show “(I’m) really working hard with the rehab with the trainers. Went out today … some individual work, it was great to get back out there and do some stuff.”
He was also asked about his status for the Steelers game against the Baltimore Ravens following this week’s bye and about how much practice was necessary for him to play.
“I’m always hopeful. I want to do everything I can do be out there with the guys,” Roethlisberger said on the show. “We have to just keep taking it a day a time, I don’t want to look too far ahead.
“If I can’t practice next week than playing in the game is kind of silly.
“Typically I would say no (when asked would he need to practice the full week), but it would be nice because I need to know what I can and can’t do. Mentally no, but physically I need to know what I am capable of doing.”
Roethlisberger had surgery on his torn left meniscus eight days ago.