Hold onto your hats, folks. You won’t believe this. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is injured yet again. A Big Ben injury is becoming just as common as seeing football be played in the Fall. The veteran QB will be less than 100% when the Steelers take on the Bengals Sunday. Honestly, when is the last time Ben has ever really been 100%.
#Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has a left pec injury. Coach Mike Tomlin says it will affect his preparation ability – and "We'd better be ready to be adjustable."
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) September 21, 2021
Following the Steelers’ Week Two loss to the Raiders, head coach Mike Tomlin told the media that Roethlisberger is dealing with a left pec injury. While Tomlin believes Ben will be ready to play Sunday, coach still isn’t ruling out that the team should be prepared to play without him.
I actually might need to go back and see how many times the Bengals have played Roethlisberger when he WASN'T on the injury report in some capacity or dinged during the game.
Also of note, Big Ben 24-8 in regular season all time against Cincinnati.
— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) September 21, 2021
Injured or not, Ben owns the Cincinnati Bengals with a 24-8 record throughout his career. Ben could be completely wrapped in bubble wrap, and the chances of him beating the Bengals would still be high. CBS camera crews will need to be prepared to catch the painful expressions Ben makes after every pass attempt. Yes, this is a pec injury, but something tells me Ben may even have a slight hobble when walking up and down the field. Ben overcoming the obstacles is the same story every week. The pictures after the game of his iced-up shoulder will become the new meme of the 2021 NFL season.