kinda sucks, this takes out a lot of the luster of a primetime rivalry game
Remember to a couple years ago, the Steelers won games with Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon at the beginning of the season when everybody thought the day would be 0-4. We still have to play against their defense in their house.
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Ben's going to be out a lot longer than this Sunday's Ravens game.
I hope he recovers fully - but you've got to wonder how he keeps on going with this type of injury - even after it "heals" - whenever that is.
IDK if he'll be out for the rest of the year, because Jen does big his injuries up, and even though I was part of the "the injury is real" camp, I just don't know with him. If it's 100 % true what he's saying though, he probably wont and shouldn't play for the rest of the season, because he mentioned that there's the possibility of putting pressure on his aorta because of the bone sticking out or something, and runs the risk of his bone fracturing in his clavicle and bursting an artery. If that's the case, I actually question his future in football in general, as it's a life threatening injury. But, more likely than not, it's just Jen being Jen, a dram queen. I do hope he heals soon though.
I'm guessing that
1) Ben does NOT play this week
2) We f-up and lose anyway
3) We beat Pitt in our house and win the division
That said, I don't know what to believe. I'll say this too, if this was a previous injury he's been hiding from the team, then he's a bigger shithead than if he were playing up a minor injury. IF this is something life-threatening with the wrong hit.
I was down hard for a bit over a month--as in, not able to do much of anything. However, I'm sure he's got better docs than I had (which was no docs after initial diagnosis, and the advice to take it easy b/c there wasn't really anything they could do but let it heal). The thing with my injury, and I presume his as well, is that the dislocation basically amounts to the bony part of the rib separating from the cartilaginous part. From what I've heard, cartilage takes a long time to heal because it typically gets not much blood flow, and the thing with this sort of injury is, even when it feels good, how much do you trust it? Took me a long time to really trust that thing again, and mine wasn't in a spot where it might clip my aorta.
He might be back in a couple of weeks, and if he is, I'll tip my hat to him even if he's a Stealer. That's a real bad injury all around.
If there is a god we will go to Pittsburgh and beat them 35-3 and then get to sit back and watch the Steeler Nation go into discussion board equivalent of a seizure. In my heart I wanna beat the Steelers with Ben, my mind tells me though that you take the gift and be happy.