“He plays through a lot more injuries than most guys, especially in big-time situations. You could think of a couple different quarterbacks who wouldn’t play through that.” — Max Starks on his quarterback.
From an article by Mark Kaboly, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review this morning:
Even though he didn’t practice and had a noticeable limp when he removed the protective device, Roethlisberger will make his 20th consecutive start Sunday when the Steelers host Tennessee.
Throughout his career, Roethlisberger has been banged up several times to the point where it was questionable whether he would play in the next game. Nearly every time, Roethlisberger not only has played but come through with winning performances, thus raising questions on the true severity of his injuries.
“I fake it and I’m a wimp,” said Roethlisberger when asked why he thrives in situations when he is hurt. “I don’t know, I guess it makes you focus that much harder. I guess that’s like asking a question of why you do so well in the fourth quarter. … I don’t know if there is an answer.”
At least a dozen times over his career, Roethlisberger has been injured enough to be listed as questionable the following week. Only four times he didn’t play the next game.
“I don’t want to let anybody down, don’t want to let the guys down, so it makes we want to play that much harder,” Roethlisberger said.
You can read Mr. Kaboly’s column here.
Big fan Jennifer McGee, whose photo from the Steelers game against the Seahawks on September 18th graces our Photo of the Week spot this week, sent a few more photos for other fans to enjoy from the same game, including this one of #7 getting #92 ready for battle!
You can check out her photos here.
*Thank you again Jennifer!