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Ben Roethlisberger To Undergo Elbow Surgery


SAN FRANCISCO. Reporter: ALL RIGHT RICH, WE APPRECIATE THAT. MORE COMING UP AT 6:45 PM, IT’S BEEN A VERY BUSY DAY AND OUR COVERAGE CONTINUES, BACK TO KEN. YOU MAY BE WONDERING ABOUT THIS SURGERY AND WHAT IT WILL INVOLVE, BOB ALLEN HAS INSIGHT FROM A DOCTOR WHO SPECIALIZES IN ELBOW INJURIES AND SURGERY. Reporter: WELL, KEN, THE DOCTOR ADMITS HE DOESN’T KNOW THE DETAILS OF BEN ROETHLISBERGER’S INJURY BUT HE ADMITS IT’S PRETTY SERIOUS AND HE KNEW THAT AS SOON AS HE SAW WHAT HAPPENED. WHEN DR. DR. FLOREZ SAW THE REPLAY OF ROETHLISBERGER SHAKING AND GRABBING HIS ELBOW HE KNEW IT WAS ONE OF TWO ELBOW INJURIES AND BOTH OF THEM ARE SERIOUS. HE SAYS BOTH INJURIES ARE AROUND THE JOINT. THERE COULD BE A POSSIBILITY THAT HE INJURED EITHER THE MEDIAL ELBOW LIGAMENT, OR THE LATERAL LIGAMENT OF THE ELBOW, Reporter: ACCORDING TO REPORTS ROETHLISBERGER COMPLAINED ABOUT ELBOW INFLAMMATION AFTER THE NEW ENGLAND GAME AND DURING THE WEEK BEFORE THE SEATTLE GAME. SO FOR THE STEELERS HAVE NOT STATED WHICH SIDE OF THE ELBOW WAS INJURED, DR. FLOREZ BELIEVES IT COULD BE ON THE OUTSIDE. Reporter: FOR THE THROWING — FOR THE THROWING ATHLETE, THE LATERAL IS ESSENTIAL FOR KEEPING STABILITY WHEN THEY PULLED BACK TO THROW SO THAT IS THE CONCERN OBVIOUSLY THAT EVERYONE IN THIS SPORT HAS. Reporter: DR. FLOREZ SAYS BONE TO BONE HILLS FASTER THAN LIGAMENT TO BONE AND THAT IS WHY SURGERY IS REQUIRED. WHILE HE ADMITS AGE IS A FACTOR, SURGERY IS USUALLY SUCCESSFUL DUE TO ADVANCES THAT ALLOW FOR FASTER HEALING. NEVER PUSHING THOSE LIMITS, WE ARE STARTING TO SEE THE THROWING PHASE OF THERAPY OCCUR BETWEEN THE SIXTH AND 12 WEEK MARK IN THE FULL RETURN SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE SIX AND NINE MONTH MARK. Reporter: EVERYONE IS WAITING FOR THE STEELERS TO RELEASE MORE INFORMATION, ALSO THE DOCTOR BELIEVES BEEN WILL RECOVER BUT AT 37 HE WON’T HEAL

Cesar Sullivan

One thought on “Ben Roethlisberger To Undergo Elbow Surgery

  1. They should have gotten rid of Ben three years ago.
    Every season within the first few games he's hurt. Just retire with dignity Ben.

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