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Ben Roethlisberger still in pain as he looks to make Pittsburgh Steelers return

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The Pittsburgh Steelers had an absolute shocker on Thursday Night Football this past week, blowing a huge 13-point lead before losing to AFC North rivals the Baltimore Ravens in overtime.

Big Ben Hurting

The Steelers struggled to get anything really going in the passing game with Michael Vick under center, the backup starting after Ben Roethlisberger suffered a painful knee injury against the St. Louis Rams the week before.

The Steelers have playoff aspirations and need Big Ben back if they are going to get there, but he might not be able to return as quickly as Pittsburgh want, as Roethlisberger is still in considerable pain.


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No Timetable

A report from CBS Sports said Roethlisberger was “on target” to return to action on October 25th against the Chiefs, which would be four weeks from when he suffered the injury in a game against St. Louis.

However, Roethlisberger has come out and said that target date didn’t come from him and that there’s been no timetable set for a return beyond the fact that he won't be playing this week.

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Injury Hurting

Roethlisberger said his doctor was pleased with the progress he’s made since getting hurt, although there’s still healing to do before he’s going to have any thoughts of getting back on the field.

“There’s still quite a bit of pain from the bone bruise,” Roethlisberger said on 93.7 The Fan.

“The MCL isn’t super painful. I feel it when I walk at times, but the problem is if I walk without a brace … when you kick your leg forward as if you’re just walking, it feels like your leg is just kind of flopping.”

That is hardly an ideal for an NFL quarterback and these don't sound like the words of a QB who is ahead of schedule to return as the Steelers face the San Diego Chargers this week.

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