The Pittsburgh Steelers have released an update on the current playing status of their quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Big Ben had missed last week's loss to the New England Patriots for the current AFC North leaders after he tore the meniscus in his left knee in a loss to the Miami Dolphins in week six. Original reports had stated he would miss four to six weeks of action.
However, the Steelers' Friday injury report has suggested he could return before that initial estimation.
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According to NFL.com, Roethlisberger has been listed as questionable for the Steelers in their game against the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday. DeAngelo Williams (knee) has also been listed as questionable for the clash too.
The report also says that NFL Network's Ian Rapoport stated that barring a setback, the Steelers should see Big Ben suit up and play for their game against their divisional rivals.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said after Friday's practice via Fox Sports: "We had a good day today. He had a good day today. We'll see how his body responds to the work. We don't have to make the decision today so we won't. We'll continue to push forward toward gameday."
This will be good news for Pittsburgh, as having the two-time Super Bowl champion back in the lineup will be a boost and something that could hopefully end their two-game losing streak in an important fixture nevertheless as well.
However, it looks like we'll have to wait until gameday for any sort of decision as to who will be starting under center, but it's a game the team can't afford to lose right now, so it must be the right decision.
If the Ravens win, they go to the top of the division due to head-to-head wins against Pittsburgh, but if the black and gold win, then they'll be a win clear of anyone else at the top. It could be a very important fixture by the end of the season when the playoff teams are decided.