Ben Roethlisberger, who underwent season-ending surgery on his right elbow two weeks into the season, recently discussed his injury with Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He also offered a hopeful timetable for his return.
"OTAs. Minicamp. Somewhere in there," said Roethlisberger, who ended any possible speculation about his future by issuing a statement stating his plans to fulfill the remainder of his contract shortly after sustaining the season-ending injury. "Just taking it nice and slow, doctors' orders. It's all about what they say."
The story said his focus is rehabbing for next season, but Big Ben is also helping his current replacement, Mason Rudolph, grow as much as possible. Rudolph is now 4-2 as a starter this season.