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Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers disagree over concussion protocol
Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday that he feels good two days after reporting concussion-like symptoms to the team in Seattle, but Pittsburgh Steelers see things differently.
Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Roethlisberger suffered "what is now being described as a concussion" and remains in the concussion protocol. "We will lean on the expert advice of our medical staff," Tomlin said.
Roethlisberger, making his weekly appearance on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh, said he believes he's concussion-free and expects to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
Roethlisberger said he felt like he was looking through water after coming off the field but the vision issues disappeared about 30 minutes after the game.
"I have played through many injuries, but the brain is not an injury you want to play with," Roethlisberger said Tuesday. "When you're done, you want to be a husband or father. And if I have these brain injuries, it's not worth it."
There seems to be a disconnect with the player and coach on this issue. If Ben feels he is ready to go and the medical staff clears him, should Tomlin start him in the next game?
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I mean if the medical staff gives him the ok, then In don't see a problem in him playing in the next game!
2 years ago·Reply
They can't let him play if he's not medically cleared. In some cases, I think it would be fine to go off the word of the player but concussions are a whole different ballgame.
2 years ago·Reply
Big Ben is just to tough for his own good. He feels like he's letting his team downnif he don't play.
2 years ago·Reply
@KyleBerke @TravisBeck Do you guys know about the new movie, Concussion?
2 years ago·Reply
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