While I’m not one to ever link to a Bleacher Report article, I thought you would like to know that their injury expert, Will Carroll, is reporting Wednesday that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a fractured hamate bone in the wrist of his throwing hand as a result of him hitting the hand of New Orleans Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton in the first quarter of Sunday’s game.
Carroll claims he was told about the fracture by sources close to Roethlisberger, so do with that what you will.
According to Carroll, the hamate bone is a small bone in the wrist. He also goes on to say that Roethlisberger shouldn’t have problems gripping the football because of the supposed fracture but that it could affect his follow-through and thus his accuracy moving forward.
Once again, I’m just passing on this report from Carroll, so don’t shoot the messenger. He really is risking his credibility by reporting something like this, so we’ll see if it winds up being true.
During his Tuesday morning radio show, Roethlisberger didnt mention having any wrist fracture and he’s never been one to turn down an opportunity to talk about an injury.
“It’s just one of those things that happens to quarterbacks a lot. We hit peoples hands, helmets and shoulder pads when we throw,” Roethlisberger said. “I have had things happen like that before and it’s not an excuse. you got to play through it. It’s not as big of a deal as I think people probably made it to be.”
Surely Carroll’s report will be flushed out quickly by the media so stay tuned.