Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, who’s also known among fans and live betting services as the mighty Big Ben, decided to not feature in the Pro Bowl for precautionary measures, but the decision made by the player is not connected to a larger knee problem, said his agent on Friday, according to sources.
“Ben was instructed by team doctors to avoid strenuous activity due to inflammation in his knee, thus he will not play in the Pro Bowl,” said agent Ryan Tollner “His knee will not require surgery and he looks forward to an otherwise healthy offseason to improve with his teammates.”
In 2014, the world famous QB made to a third Pro Bowl after having thrown 4,952 yards thrown, and shared the passing title of the NFL with the Saints’ Drew Brees.
In the Pro Bowl, which will kick off in Arizona on January 25, the player was considered to take the place of Big Ben, and NFL fans can’t wait to see how this player will perform in his place if he does hit the field for Roethlisberger.
Last Saturday night, many fans were very concerned when they found out that Roethlisberger suffered an injured neck in the Steelers’ 30-17 loss to the Ravens in the playoff and was out for three plays before he went back to the meeting.
Two days after the team’s loss, coach Mike Tomlin said that the player might have to get minor surgery on his knee so it can be cleaned up.
Roethlisberger will be resting his knee with surgery no longer necessary, and then he will start training during the offseason so he can get back on track.
Big Ben is now moving into the last year of a $102 million, eight-year deal that was signed in 2008. In the offseason, the player and Pittsburgh are set to make an agreement on a new contract for the long term, and fans of the Steelers can’t wait to see how long this new deal will be for.
The Steelers’ fans were relieved when they learned that the player’s problem is not as serious as was feared by many, but they also believe that he made a very good decision to rest his knee. Live betting services will continue to follow the player’s recovery, and are confident that he’ll be in excellent condition soon enough.