Ben Roethlisberger, called a "Drama King" earlier in the week by the Baltimore Sun's Mike Preston, has a broken foot, according to the PG. So he's not trying to grab attention by playing the injury card, like Preston accused him of?
The medical condition, reported by Ed Bouchette, is a break in the fifth metatarsal bone or the outside metatarsal on Roethlisberger's right foot. So if you see Terrell Suggs or Ray Lewis suddenly develop a foot fetish on Sunday night, you'll know the reason.
Despite his injury and the fact that he's been limping around the locker room this week, Roethlisberger fully expects to play against the Baltimorons on Sunday. Steelers trainer John Norwig has retrofitted a football shoe with two metal plates to support and protect the foot, and Bruce Arians said that Roethlisberger's injury should not curtail anything he does on the field. So I guess there's absolutely nothing to worry about. It's just Ben being a Drama King.
In other dramatic Stiller news, the league responded to the conspiracy theories recently floated in the Steeler locker room with a blanket "completely untrue" statement, as per NFL V.P. of football operations Ray Anderson in an interview with the PG's Gerry Dulac.
Gee, that's surprising. What did you think Anderson was going to say?
"Yes, we do have a target on the backs of the Steelers, specifically James Harrison. We think it helps get the message across that we're serious about safety, and what better way than to do it through a former defensive MVP?"
I should stop myself now. I'm starting to sound like those Sidney Crosby-bashers. But at least Terrell Suggs agrees with me.