On Wednesday, Will Carroll of Bleacher Report reported that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger fractured a bone in his right wrist Sunday in the loss to the New Orleans Saints. Roethlisberger, however, who was held out of Wednesday’s practice, said afterward he does not have a fractured wrist.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger says there is no truth to a report that says he had a broken bone in his right wrist.
— Scott Brown (@ScottBrown_ESPN) December 3, 2014
Carroll claimed that a source close to Roethlisberger told him that the quarterback fractured the hamate bone in his right wrist when he hit it on the hand of Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton in the first quarter of Sunday’s game.
Before Wednesday’s practice, Roethlisberger was asked about how his wrist was recovering.
“Fine. (I) got the feeling back and am ready to rock and roll today,” he said.
Roethlisberger, however, did say on Wednesday that his hand did swell up after the hit.
“A little bit (but) nothing too crazy. Like I said, it was just loss of feeling in the two fingers and nothing that you can’t play through,” he said.
This is great news indeed for the Steelers and hopefully Roethlisberger will get his accuracy back Sunday for the road game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
As for Carroll, he might want to check into those sources he’s using. He, however, says that he’s standing by his earlier report.