Roethlisberger isn’t ready to say that he’ll be out that long, however. In fact, Roethlisberger isn’t even willing to say that he’ll miss this Sunday’s game against the Browns.
“The [Week 11] bye will come at a good time, but I’m not even going to rule myself out this week,” Roethlisberger said on “The Cook and Poni Show” on 93.7 The Fan. “I’m going to take it one day at a time. … I can walk on it. I’m not running around or anything but the smart thing to do, from what doc has told me and the trainers is just to kinda keep ice on it and get the swelling out and just kind of rest it, let it heal.”
As the story said, the closing part of Roethlisberger’s comments are less hopeful about his ability to play against Cleveland than the opening, which will leave this week’s practices to provide more of an idea if there’s a possibility that he’ll be in the lineup. With the bye in Week 11, it only makes sense the Steelers try to pull out a win without Ben against Cleveland, giving the QB a couple of extra weeks of rest before Week 12.