Ben Roethlisberger aka “Big Ben” has been sidelined once again this year due to a meniscus tear in his left knee. Midway through the second quarter of the Steelers’ 30-15 loss, the quarterback was injured but returned after halftime to complete the game.
Having undergone successful surgery to remove the tear, Roethlisberger knows that his rehabilitation may not be as short as he would like due to the lingering effects of the bone bruise that he suffered last year to the same knee. Dr. Jeffrey Bechler, Official Team Orthopaedic Doctor of Princeton University and sports medicine specialist at University Orthopaedic Associates discusses the meniscus “trim” that Roethlisberger has undergone and his timetable to return to play this season.
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