While it certainly looks like Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will miss his fifth game of the season Sunday when the team plays host to the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field, he’s not ready to rule himself out just yet.
“The bye will come at a good time, but I’m not even going to rule myself out this week,” Roethlisberger said during his weekly Tuesday morning interview on 93.7 The Fan. “I’m going to take it one day at a time.”
Roethlisberger, who suffered a left foot sprain during a fourth quarter sack in Sunday’s win over the Oakland Raiders, also gave an update on how he’s currently dealing with his foot injury during the interview.
“I can walk on it. I’m not running around or anything but the smart thing to do, from what doc has told me and the trainers is just to kinda keep ice on it and get the swelling out and just kind of rest it, let it heal,” he said.
Initial reports suggested that Roethlisberger could miss multiple games with his latest injury but being as the Steelers have their bye week after playing the Browns on Sunday, there’s probably a decent chance that he might return to action for the team’s Week 12 road game against the Seattle Seahawks.
For now, backup Landry Jones is expected to prepare as this week’s starter. Head coach Mike Tomlin will likely update the status of Roethlisberger’s injury during his Tuesday press conference.