On December 22nd Ben was selected to play in the 2016 Pro Bowl, but because of the need to rest & rehab his shoulder, NY Giants quarterback Eli Manning will be taking his place –
More from the Sporting News:
Eli Manning will soon say “Aloha” to Hawaii.
The Giants quarterback will replace Steelers veteran Ben Roethlisberger and join teammate Odell Beckham Jr. as New York’s representatives in the 2016 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Friday.
Manning will play in his third Pro Bowl after being selected in 2008, 2011 and 2012.
Roethlisberger, meanwhile, will begin his offseason recovery after his playoff hopes were shattered in Pittsburgh’s loss to Denver in Sunday’s AFC divisional game. He led the injury-riddled Steelers to a remarkable postseason run as he battled a number of health issues. His offseason rehabilitation will be limited to vigorous physical therapy and won’t include surgery.
The Pro Bowl is set to kickoff in Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 31st.
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