Steelers' Roethlisberger feels 'really good' after 3 ligament repairs
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger revealed Tuesday that he sustained three torn ligaments in his elbow last season, but he said his arm "feels really, really good" after he threw at training camp on Monday.
"Threw a lot of balls yesterday," Roethlisberger told reporters on a video conference call. "Waking up today to see how it's going to feel, and it feels great. That's kind of what I anticipated.
"We've been working more than usual in the offseason in terms of throwing, I've put together a regime of two to three days per week of throwing for the last probably two months, if not longer than that. I think the plan is to kind of pitch-count, if you will, through training camp."
Roethlisberger, 38, detailed the elbow injury he sustained in Week 2 of last season, saying he tore three flexor tendons in his elbow, a rare injury for a quarterback.
"From what I've been told, it's never happened to a quarterback of this magnitude," he said, adding that he had dealt with elbow pain for years. "I believe there was at least another quarterback that had one, maybe two (ligaments) torn off, but from what I understand, not three."
Roethlisberger said he's had less elbow pain than in previous years, and he's lost significant weight.
"I'm lighter than I've been in 13, 14 years," the 16-year-veteran said. "I feel strong, I feel healthy, I feel young, if you can feel young at this age. ...