Ben Roethlisberger reveals torn rotator cuff


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Ben Roethlisberger previously told reporters he injured his throwing shoulder last November in a game against the Baltimore Ravens.

But it wasn't until Wednesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback specified the damage done in that division clash.

"I'm good. It's OK, just sore," he said when asked about his arm injury, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I have a little torn rotator cuff. That doesn't heal. We just have to hope it doesn't tear the rest of the way, according to Doc," he said, laughing.

Roethlisberger insists his arm is strong and the injury isn't limiting him. He is taking measures to protect the shoulder, however, cutting out throwing during walkthroughs, something he used to do "all the time." He chalks the scaling back of throwing as a natural part of getting older. He turned 30 in March.

"It actually feels great," Roethlisberger said. "I don't have any pains anymore. Let's just hope it doesn't get any worse."

The understatement of the year in Steelers Nation.