I have to preface this blog with a disclaimer. I don't like Ben Rapelisberger at all. I think he is overrated as a QB. I think he is probably a terrible human being, although I've never met him so I can't say for sure. However, I have to defend him against something I read while I was reading through the latest NFL Truth & Rumors.
Another user on this site said this about his ankle injury:
"Roethlsiberger is a drama queen. He wasn't/isn't hurt badly at all and he likes to play this particular game often because he knows the Steeler fans eat it up. Toughest ever my asss"
This is one of the dumbest posts I've seen in a long time on this website. This guy is obviously completely biased and knows nothing about ankle injuries. For those who didn't see, check out the hit that hurt Ben at the bottom of the blog. I apologize for the terrible quality, there wasn't much to choose from.
I have a high ankle sprain myself right now, hurt playing rugby. I also have partial tears of every ligament/tendon in my foot... other than the achilles. At least I scored in the first half, before my injury! I've been laid up for 10 weeks now. I can walk, but running (or playing football) would be insane. Granted, I don't have access to elite medical staff and equipment like superstar athletes, but this is a gruesome injury.
Both the doctor and the foot specialist said that "I would have been better off completely tearing stuff or breaking it. This is the worst ankle injury you can have." So I know a little about pain and ankle injuries right now. If you care to read up on ankle injuries:
The latter link is of note for me, because so far it hasn't been healing well. I might be getting surgery in January to repair my foot and put in screws or a plate. Yay me. But back to Big Ben. Did you see the way his ankle bent? Feet don't do that. He isn't acting and this isn't to make Steelers fans cheer for him more. Someone else said that Ben "plays up the injuries so that fans will cheer him more." You know, like Paul Pierce did in the playoffs that one year. My ass he does. Well, he might... but not this time. The fact that Big Ben went back into the game and he put it all on the line for his team (during the regular season) is impressive. I respect his toughness, even though I would never cheer for him.