Ben Roethlisberger Expects To Be Medically Cleared In Three Months


Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) tells Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that his medical report was positive and he’s hoping to be cleared in “2.5-3 months.”

“It was a good report. I got to bypass the tennis ball throwing for a month and go right to the football. Still going to be about 2.5-3 months until I get total clearance from doc but we are doing good,” Roethlisberger said. “It felt amazing to throw. It was hard to hold the smile in. Two more throwing sessions while I’m out here in California and then headed back to the Burgh.

Last week, Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said in an interview that he has “no hesitation” about saying Roethlisberger will be ready to play Week 1 in 2020, per Brooke Pryor.

“This guy is the ultimate competitor,” Tomlin said. “He dropped the gauntlet down. He made the statement he’s coming back.”

This continues the optimism from the Steelers that Roethlisberger will fully recover from an elbow injury that cost him nearly all of the 2019 season. 

Roethlisberger, 37, is a former first-round pick of the Steelers back in 2004. He finalized a three-year, $68 million contract last offseason that included a $37.5 million signing bonus.

Roethlisberger stands to make base salaries of $2,500,000 and $8,500,000 over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2019, Roethlisberger appeared in two games and completed 56.5 percent of his passes for 351 yards, no touchdowns and one interception.

We’ll have more on Roethlisberger as the news is available. 

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