Originally written on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 11/14/12

PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 15: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks to make a pass play during their game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on November 15, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Bengals defeated the Steelers 18-12. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
The full lowdown on Ben Roethlisberger’s shoulder and rib injury came into focus today as he spoke to the media about his status. While it may not be as bad as we thought with his shoulder, the dislocated rib is another story, and obviously a great concern as it could be life threatening. The following was reported today via Twitter by Adam Schefter & Ed Bouchette: Ben Roethlisberger identified the rare and dangerous rib injury: a dislocated first rib that could have pressed against his aorta. The injury is so rare that the last time dr. told him it occurred was with rugby player in 1998.If Ben were to get hit the wrong way, the rib could puncture his heart and kill him. Ben also said today via NFL.com, that the pain is at a 9 right now on a scale of 10. We all know Ben is more than capable of playing through pain, but when it comes to something that could end his life, pain is hardly the only thing to worry about. He also indicated that there is no official timetable for his re...
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