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Ben Roethlisberger Refutes Recent Mort Report Concerning His Future

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a Christmas message for everyone and that is that he is not done like a recent report indicated might be the case.

Roethlisberger sent out a short message concerning his post elbow injury futures on his Twitter account Christmas morning right after tweeting out an updated holiday picture of the entire family. Below is his statement.

“P.S. Contrary to recent reports out there about my football future and my ‘uncertainty’ about playing again, I am working hard and am more determined than ever to come back stronger and better than ever next year!”

Roethlisberger’s Christmas morning statement comes on the heels of Chris Mortensen of ESPN reporting Monday morning that people he’s talked to who have spoken with Roethlisberger say the quarterback has some doubt whether he’ll ever play football again, Later on Monday, Mortensen took to Twitter with a tweet that resembled quite a bit of backpedaling.

“Clarity to calm down the masses – the Steelers are now optimistic Ben Roethlisberger will recover from elbow surgery to reattach three tendons,” tweeted Mortensen. “Not cleared to throw yet but he is tracking better and Ben himself wants and expects to play in 2020 and beyond, per sources.”

While not a planned Christmas gift from Roethlisberger to Steelers fans, the Wednesday morning tweet/statement might as well be considered one. While it’s unknown as to when Roethlisberger will be able to resume throwing again, rehab of his surgically repaired elbow appears to be on course, according to what the quarterback told Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette following the Steelers Week 15 game against the Buffalo Bills.

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