Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger gets brutally honest on why his arm always hurts ahead of a clash against the Minnesota Vikings.
After a grueling and physical 20-19 victory against the Baltimore Ravens, the 39-year old quarterback admits that it will take significant recovery time and preparation to challenge the Vikings. Specifically, with some aid from the team staff.
“Just have as many people help as you can: chiropractors, masseuses, training staff.”
The two-time SuperBowl champion has had a long career and has dealt with injuries this season, sparking concerns given his age and injury history. However, Roethlisberger reiterates that his previously injured and repaired elbow back in 2019 is nothing to worry about. Still, he opens up about a brutal detail regarding his shoulder.
“It's my shoulder that hurts more than my elbow,” Roethlisberger said. “My elbow feels great, thanks to the doctors. It's just dealing with throwing. Wish someone could keep track; like I've thrown a million throws in my life, so at some point your shoulder starts to wear down a little bit. Just like any quarterback, your arm always hurts a little bit.”
The Steelers, who are third in the AFC North division, sporting a 6-5 win-loss record, look to achieve success with Roethlisberger this season. However, days ago, the quarterback stressed that he is focused on the upcoming games this season instead of addressing multiple questions regarding his future with the team and the sport.
With Roethlisberger commenting on his shoulder, should this be a concern for the Steelers and their fans regarding his future?