In Steelers news, Pittsburgh’s near-loss to the Baltimore Ravens finally convinced whomever to give Ben Roethlisberger ‘s knee the attention that it deserves:
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Thursday morning after suffering a lateral meniscus tear against the Ravens on Monday night at Heinz Field.
The procedure, which was done by Dr. James Bradley, was to remove the damaged portion of the meniscus and clean the area. It was a short procedure, lasting only 15 minutes, and Roethlisberger was not kept in the hospital.
Sounds like a good idea to me. As scary as the proposition of losing Ben for any number of games this year might be, it simply doesn’t compare with the prospect of finding a new quarterback entirely. Enjoy your Xbox, Ben. My advice? Far Cry: Instincts.
One decision by the Steelers that I don’t so much agree with:
Charlie Batch will start on Sunday, with Tommy Maddox as the number two quarterback. Antwaan Randle El will be the team’s emergency quarterback.
I think we can all agree that Tommy has had his chance. If Batch gets hurt or has to take an urgent phone call, or whatever, why not put in Randle El? We can barely keep him from passing the ball as a receiver.