The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Baltimore Ravens on the road next Sunday and there’s still no guarantee that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be healthy enough to play in that game.
“I would guess,” one source said Thursday, “we’re still a few weeks out, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Sunday morning.
Ben Roethlisberger (knee) no sure thing for next Sunday at Balt. "I would guess,” one source said Thursday, “we’re still a few weeks out.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 30, 2016
Roethlisberger was back on the field throwing in a limited capacity this past week ahead of the Steelers bye. He had indicated earlier in the week that had this past Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots been a playoff game that he would have likely been able to participate.
Roethlisberger had the meniscus in his left knee repaired nearly two full weeks ago after he injured it in the Week 6 loss to the Miami Dolphins. He said Tuesday that his goal is to return to practice after the bye.
Head coach Mike Tomlin will meet the media on Tuesday and that’s likely when will get a better idea as to whether Roethlisberger will play against the Ravens.
“Ben always puts a premium on the Ravens game, but it’s awfully early,” one source close to the situation said Thursday, per Schefter.
To add even more lack of clarity to Roethlisberger’s status, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported Sunday morning that the Steelers still expect to have their starting quarterback under center against the Ravens
Roethlisberger is 0-4 in his last four road starts against the Ravens.