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Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers balancing recovery, preparation during short week

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger is aware of actively playing the Minnesota Vikings on a brief week soon after a bodily sport against the Baltimore Ravens is likely to need minor more aid.

“Just have as numerous folks aid as you can: chiropractors, masseuses, education staff,” the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback stated Tuesday. “Having in the swimming pools and just performing regardless of what you can to get your self all set. All people has to do this in the course of the calendar year.

“I really don’t assume any individual actually likes it apart from for the NFL and all the cash that they make. Gamers, it really is tricky. Certainly, the back conclusion of it is the gain, appropriate? The weekend, some time off. That only actually feels excellent if you get the win. But you’ve got just received to find a way, actually.”

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To harmony the team’s recovery and preparing, the Steelers are only lightly practising this week. Tuesday’s shortened exercise was extra like a walkthrough.

“Yeah, so I am going to take part fully currently,” Roethlisberger stated. “That’s the craziest issue. Ordinarily, I really don’t even exercise right up until Friday, and now we’ve received to play on Thursday. So I am going to be a full participant [Tuesday] and Thursday.”

Roethlisberger, 39, has fought via accidents and COVID-19 this year, dealing with accidents to his pectoral and hip early on. He stated Tuesday that his elbow, which was surgically repaired in 2019, feels fantastic.

“It truly is my shoulder that hurts extra than my elbow,” Roethlisberger stated. “My elbow feels wonderful, many thanks to the health professionals. It truly is just dealing with throwing. Wish somebody could retain observe like I have thrown a million throws in my existence, so at some issue your shoulder starts to use down a minor bit. Just like any quarterback, your arm generally hurts a minor bit.”