As Ben Roethlisberger recently admitted, he won’t be fully healthy until well after the season ends, but is hopeful to make one small step this Sunday. He plans to wear his regular shoes, replacing his oversized left shoe to compensate for the foot sprain suffered in Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders.
Dale Lolley first reported the news.
Roethlisberger said he plans on wearing knee brace this week but hopes to ditch pee wee Herman big shoe #Steelers
— Dale Lolley (@dlolley_pgh) November 25, 2015
Last week, Roethlisberger wasn’t sure if he would need the oversized shoe.
“It’s a comfort thing. It’s one size bigger. My swollen foot fit in it better than my normal sized shoe. We’ll see as we move forward. If my foot feels fine in a normal sized shoe that I normally wear, then I won’t have to.”
Obviously, it’s a sign his foot is feeling much better. Hopefully he can get rid of his knee brace within the next couple weeks, too. Though mobility hasn’t been an outward issue for him with the brace, it’s clearly a hindrance to any player who is forced to wear one.