Big Ben is steadily working his way back from a season-ending elbow injury he suffered in the second game of the 2019 season. Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could return for at least some of the team’s off-season program after missing the final 14 games of the 2019 campaign with an elbow injury.

Big Ben just recently started to throw the football again. It was a pretty big milestone in his recovery, as the future Hall of Famer looks to return from the devastating UCL injury.

Though, it might be time for those expecting a quick return to the field to take a step back.

Roethlisberger had a doctor visit on Friday. He noted that it went well, but the quarterback won’t be fully cleared for another two-to-three months.

The three-month timeline would put Roethlisberger on pace to return in late May. That does seem to be great news in the grand scheme of things.

For the Steelers, it’s still going to be important that they add a viable backup to Big Ben this offseason. Neither Mason Rudolph nor Devlin Hodges cut it last season.

At the very least, Roethlisberger will be ready long before Week 1.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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