Pittsburgh Steelers star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a big game in a loss against the Minnesota Vikings with 383 passing yards with a completion percentage over 70%, and this performance came one week after averaging 9.9 yards per attempt, albeit with two interceptions, in a loss to another NFC North foe in the Chicago Bears. The Steelers are now 0-4, and Roethlisberger even stated himself that it is fair to call them the worst team in the league, which really isn’t a fair criticism given that the Jacksonville Jaguars still exist as an NFL team.
Roethlisberger suffered an injury to his index finger on Sunday, and he stated yesterday that the injury was not serious. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette, Ben Roethlisberger suffered a subluxation of the index finger on his right, throwing hand. Subluxation is a fancy word for a partial dislocation, and the partial dislocation of a finger is certainly a minor injury, even if it was on Roethlisberger’s throwing hand.
The Steelers have a bye week before facing the New York Jets in Week 6, so Roethlisberger has plenty of time to recover from this minor injury, which didn’t even bounce him out of Sunday’s game. Big Ben has averaged over 300 yards per game this year with a completion percentage of 63.6%, and he is averaging 7.6 yards per attempt. However, I’m sure he would also like to better his 5:5 TD:INT ratio.