Friday, August 21, 2009
Ben Injured at Practice
Ben was hurt yesterday during practice in Latrobe when left tackle, Max Starks stepped on his foot. You would think that after the Steelers made Starks our highest paid o-lineman he would not want to injure our star QB. Instead, he should focus on driving the defender away from the QB however accidents do happen. All the reports and comments that have been coming from Latrobe indicate the injury is not serious. ESPN is reporting that the injury is to Ben's achilles tendon. If it had torn, we would have had a Tom Brady situation from last season on our hands. Imagine if we had signed Vick and Ben went down for the season. Or imagine if Charlie Batch and/or Denis Dixon had to takeover the team for the season. Or consider if Vick was still unsigned and Ben went down for the season. Anyone think the Steelers would have signed him then? Thankfully, it does not appear that the injury will be season threatening, although Ben most likely won't play tomorrow night vs. the 'Skins.