Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has apparently been cleared to resume throwing after undergoing season-ending elbow surgery in 2019.
The team released a video of Roethlisberger throwing in a gym on Saturday, almost exactly five month after his surgery, which took place on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.
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The team has still not released a specific diagnosis or prognosis for Roethlisberger’s right, throwing elbow, but general manager Kevin Colbert has remained steadfast that the team expects h
“He’s a great quarterback that suffered a season-ending injury to his right arm,” Colbert said in a recent meeting with local media. “Optimistically, he’s on schedule to return and we hope he returns to a better Ben Roethlisberger.”
Roethlisberger, 37, played in just two games in 2019, leaving the Steelers’ Week 2 loss to Seattle in the first half. He finished with 351 yards on 35 of 62 passing and set career lows in completion percentage (56.5) and passer rating (66.0)
He is entering the first year of a two-year contract extension that will pay him $21 million in 2020.