Steelers’ Roethlisberger reveals secret to speedy recovery
Pittsburgh Steelers "backup" quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was well enough to dress for the Browns game on Sunday despite a foot injury that left him limping around practice on Friday, but gimpy enough that head coach Mike Tomlin opted to start Landry Jones. That all changed in the first quarter when Landry went down with an ankle injury.
So how the heck did Roethlisberger go from getting carted off the field one week earlier (against the Raiders) to a walking boot and an initially expected "few weeks" absence — to a 22-of-33, 379-yard, three-touchdown passing performance?
"I drank a lot of milk," Roethlisberger explained jokingly. "It kind of surprised me and everyone else because I was in a boot. On Monday, my foot was basically black and blue. It’s more than just me. It’s the training staff – John Norwig and the doctors and everyone. We were tireless in our rehab and trying to get ready. It was a day-by-day process, and I was just telling coach how I felt."