Steelers’ GM Says Ben Roethlisberger Could Return Stronger Than Ever

Andrew Limberg
February 25, 2020 - 12:04 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (93.7 The Fan) - While addressing the media at the NFL Scouting Combine Tuesday morning, general manager Kevin Colbert says that they are still encouraged by Ben Roethlisberger’s recovery.

Colbert says he is so encouraged he actually believes Roethlisberger could return better than ever.

“The thing that’s exciting about it is we might have a better Ben Roethlisberger coming out of this surgery,” said Colbert. “He sat for a year, he didn’t have wear and tear on his body for a year, sure he had a significant surgery but we’re optimistic he might be better.”

Colbert added their timeline is to have Roethlisberger ready for the first regular season game and that they won’t rush his recovery.

“It’s game days that are most important but of course participating in mini camps, OTAs, whatever he can will be part of his ability to have a great season but again . . . I’m not worried about the surgery because it might be a better result,” said Colbert.

While Colbert believes there is a possibility he comes back better, Colbert also said they need to wait and see because he would have “regressed” during his time off the field.

After seeing doctors, Roethlisberger was seen throwing a football over the weekend after it was said he would only throw a ball or other light object.

Roethlisberger had been dealing with elbow issues the first couple games of the season when he had to leave during the Week 2 match up against Seattle.

Shortly after he had season-ending surgery on his elbow.

The Steelers starting quarterback will turn 38 on March 2.

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