Big Ben Roethlisberger is back.
The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback will make his return to the field this Sunday when the team takes on the San Diego Chargers.
According to USA Today, Roethlisberger has been out for the last three weeks with a dislocated rib. The Steelers QB had full practices today and Wednesday and is slated to start against the Charges on Sunday.
“I’m good enough to get out there … I felt good. It was definitely a little sore, but it wasn’t really anything much.”
Coach Mike Tomlin said that there are no questions about Roethlisberger ability on the field. The only thing that remains to be seen is if he can still take a hit.
“I am extremely comfortable with his ability to work the field both vertically and horizontally. He has great velocity on his ball. We’re ready to go. Really, the only question we can’t answer is taking a hit … Obviously that will be answered in the stadium on Sunday.”
The Steelers have lost two of their three games without Roethlisberger on the field. Receiver Emmanuel Sanders said that he was proud of Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich for stepping up in Roethlisberger’s absence but he’s happy to that Big Ben will be back on Sunday.
“It’s a big boost. He looked like Ben. He could make every throw. “He’s won a lot of ballgames around here. Nothing against (backups) Charlie (Batch) or Byron (Leftwich), but Ben’s our leader.”