It’s still unclear if Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be healthy enough to play Sunday in the team’s road game against the Baltimore Ravens but he did somewhat address his overall current status Tuesday morning during his weekly appearance on 93.7 The Fan.
“I know how my body is,” Roethlisberger said. “It’s crazy how this happened but I also still feel like I’m healing pretty fast and might be ready to go this week and I’m going to everything I can to be ready.”
Roethlisberger practiced on a limited basis Monday and said Tuesday he expects to keep continuing to do just that the remainder of the week. The quarterback is now two full weeks removed from having the meniscus in his left knee that he damaged in the road loss to the Miami Dolphins repaired.
“I want to be out there…I always want to be out there but we have to be cautious,” Roethlisberger added.
Roethlisberger described his knee as “OK” and addressed the few contradicting reports that surfaced over the weekend concerning his status for Sunday’s game against the Ravens.
“It’s amazing how these reports come out when it’s not like we had practiced all week,” Roethlisberger said. “Nothing has happened. Nothing has changed since last week when I did some individual work. I’m not really sure where the reports come from.”
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin will hold his weekly press conference roughly 30 minutes from now and is expected to address Roethlisberger’s status in some form or fashion.