Roethlisberger looks healthy -- so far

Roethlisberger looks healthy -- so far
December 5, 2012, 12:00 am
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For now, the Steelers are in the Ravens’ rearview mirror. But that doesn’t mean when Pittsburgh gets Ben Roethlisberger back is of no interest. Big Ben’s return will impact how the Steelers perform the rest of the regular season and then possibly the playoffs.

And come playoff time, Roethlisberger and the Steelers could be smack dab in front of the Ravens once again. So what is the update?

On Tuesday, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said: “Ben is getting closer to healthy. He threw [Monday,] and I guess it could be described as successful. We’ll see what it looks like on the football field [Wednesday]. He will be given an opportunity to prove that he is healthy, and we will let that progress go from there. …

"We’ll see where the week takes us, particularly tomorrow. Once we get out there tomorrow, it will provide some clarity for us and we will be able to make firm decisions. As we sit here today and put together a game plan we are doing so in the same manner we did a week ago in that Charlie [Batch] is our guy and we are building our plan around what he is capable of and we’ll see what Ben can prove to us in the early part of the week from a health standpoint.”

At this point, it seems like it would be a surprise if Roethlisberger isn’t back to the field on Sunday.