It was a minor procedure people. Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had minor knee surgery earlier this week to clean up some cartilage issues that had bothered him for the first seven days of OTA’s. According to team doctors, this was a surgery that often follows earlier procedures on knees and would not keep Roethlisberger from being ready for training camp in August.
Despite the fact that Head Coach Mike Tomlin was very ‘matter of fact’ when discussing the surgery, it nevertheless sent many fans into a state of hysterics which may have led some to leap from bridges in the Steel City.
I saw tweets with “How long is Ben out?” “Will he miss the season opener?” “Oh great Ben is injured again.” Those were actually some of the comments that didn’t have some form of cussing in them.
Look, I get your concern. Ben has been banged up a lot in his career and anytime the thought of him going under the knife is cause for alarm but the way some folks and dare I say ‘Yinzers’ we