Pittsburgh Gazette: Steelers QB Roethlisberger also is ...

Pittsburgh Gazette: Steelers QB Roethlisberger also is likely to
start the next game when the Steelers open the playoffs at home.
Sources yesterday described his concussion as "mild" or "low
grade," and HC Tomlin would not rule out him practicing this week.
Roethlisberger watched Steelers practice yesterday, then left
quickly afterward without speaking to the news media. Tomlin said
his QB will continue to undergo tests but sounded optimistic
Roethlisberger will play Jan. 11. "He's doing better," Tomlin
said. "He's starting the process of taking the battery of tests
that come after one sustains a concussion. I don't know where we
are in regards to those tests. We have less urgency this time
around because we don't play on Sunday, quite honestly. "We will
proceed slowly with him because we have that luxury. But we feel
comfortable with where he is relative to Sunday and where he's
capable of being next week in preparation for our game." It was at
least Roethlisberger's 3rd concussion in 2 1/2 years. He suffered
one in his infamous motorcycle accident in June 2006 and another
in Atlanta that October. It's possible he could have had more,
because not every concussion is revealed publicly by the Steelers.

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