Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger updated his injury news on Tuesday and what he said could impact this weekend’s divisional round showdown.
The Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers are set to face off this Sunday for the right to go to the AFC Championship Game. Back in Week 15, it was Roethlisberger vs. Osweiler. This time around, the Steelers could rely on their backup quarterback.
On 93.7 The Fan, Roethlisberger said that in addition to the sprained AC joint he suffered in the Wild Card Round he also has some torn ligaments in that same shoulder.
He even goes to state that his status against the Broncos is up in the air. “I haven’t even tried to throw since the game.” This comes at an interesting time with reports coming out that Deangelo Williams and Antonio Brown’s chances of playing on Sunday are “not looking good.”
In my honest opinion, unless Roethlisberger recovers dramatically during the week, I believe that he should not try to take the field. Of course, rest could be a key into him playing, but hearing that come from his own mouth kind of puts him in that “not looking good” status.
But you also look at this and it could be difficult for the Broncos to prepare. Do you get ready to play Roethlisberger or Landry Jones? I am confident that Kubiak will get the Broncos ready no matter who takes the field.
I would not want to see Roethlisberger get hurt more than he is. That is why I believe from a safety standpoint that he should hand the reigns over to Jones to prevent any further damage.
Then again, it is early in the week. You can count on us to keep an eye on the injury itself. No Big Ben, Brown, and/or Williams could very much shift the Vegas betters towards the Denver Broncos.
Stay tuned to Predominantly Orange as we keep you updated on the injuries in regards to this weekend’s matchup between the Broncos and Steelers.