Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger underwent what coach Mike Tomlin called ''minor'' surgery on Wednesday to deal with lingering discomfort in his right knee.
The 31-year-old Roethlisberger, who will miss next week's minicamp, is expected to return when Pittsburgh opens training camp in July.
''This surgery will have no long-term effects on his health,'' Tomlin said.
The surgery is the second one on Roethlisberger's right knee during his nine-year career. He missed four games in 2005 after having a similar procedure but came back to lead the Steelers to their fifth Super Bowl title.
Roethlisberger had been a full participant during organized team activities but was concerned enough about the knee that he brought it to the team's attention. Advisors suggested he have the surgery now to give him a clean bill of health when the season begins.
The two-time Super Bowl winner has dealt with a series of issues the last severa...