Ben Roethlisberger's shoulder injury appears to be more serious that a simple AC joint sprain.
During a radio appearance on 93.7 The Fan, the Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback stated that in addition to the AC joint sprain suffered last week against the Cincinnati Bengals, he's also dealing with torn ligaments in his shoulder.
"It didn't hurt when I reached back to throw," Roethlisberger said. "But it was pushing forward to throw and then the end of the throw. So I definitely felt like I was shortening up my motion up a little bit, which is why we threw some screens, and couldn't really get the ball down the field … I think it just more affected how I could throw it."
Head coach Mike Tomlin is still holding out hope and confirmed that Big Ben still has a chance to play.
“We’ll manage him day to day, he’ll probably be a limited participant,” Tomlin said.
“It’s definitely sore,” Roethlisberger said. “I think it’s a little bit better than it was, but we’re still going to just take it day-by-day.”
“I’ll go in tomorrow with the intent to see what I can do,” Roethlisberger said. “I honestly don’t know. I haven’t tried to throw a football since the game, and maybe that’s not even the right thing to do right away. I’ll see the doctors and trainers tomorrow, we’ll evaluate kind of how I feel. If anything, maybe I can practice and hand off and still get some mental reps that way. So we’ll really just kind of see how it goes tomorrow.”