The Steelers fanbase recently received a piece of woeful news that Ben Roethlisberger had been dealing with issues in his knee, which has become a concern for the club. However, the quarterback himself speaks up on that matter, claiming he had no idea about any such incident.
The entire story draws back to November when Ben Roethlisberger suffered an injury in his right knee during their Cowboys clash. Towards the end of the 2nd quarter, Roethlisberger received a hit from defensive end Neville Gallimore and collided with DeMarcus Lawrence. The QB, who was in visible pain and was holding into his knee, limped back to the dressing room.
Ben Roethlisberger calls report on his knee ‘phony’
Recently, a report had claimed that Ben Roethlisberger is still enduring troubles in his knee, which has become a concern for Steelers, plus speculations had risen about the veteran possible missing time.
However, Roethlisberger himself has come to the limelight about the entire situation, disagreeing any claim made by the report on his knee.
“I’m 38 years old,” Roethlisberger said during a media conference on Wednesday, “I’ve played football for 17 years. I’ve had multiple surgeries. I saw that report. I don’t know where it came from. I think it was the one that said the Steelers were concerned.”
In fact, he said his knee has been feeling good recently.
“I would love to know who that was or who told him because the week before against Washington I was having issues with my knee, landed on it, had something going on,” the 38-year-old went on, “but other than just an old knee and arthritis, my knee actually feels really good this week, especially after playing on an artificial surface.”
“Typically, that is another issue that makes it kind of ache. After last week, it feels pretty good. That report to me is just one of those phony kinds of things that people sometimes want to make up. I actually feel pretty good,” Roethlisberger added.