With training camp only a couple weeks away for the Pittsburgh Steelers, all attention must turn to the knee of franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
However according to Big Ben, that knee is just fine. In fact, he says it has never been better.
“It feels great, it feels better than ever, like it’s a brand new knee and I feel younger than ever, I feel good,” Roethlisberger said in an interview via 7M Sports.
That’s obviously great news if you are a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
Roethlisberger, who had minor knee surgery in June, said immediately after the surgery that he could play if he had to, so it is nice that his recovery (originally scheduled 4-6 weeks) has come along so good.
Even though it was proclaimed minor surgery so Big Ben could get his knee cleaned out and be ready for camp, you just never know.
Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison had minor knee surgery before camp and he missed all of training camp and didn’t return until the fourth game of the season.
Judging by Roethlisberger’s comments, that won’t be an issue for him this season.
That’s great news considering the fact that before he injured his ribs last season, Roethlisberger was having an MVP-type season.
If his knee is truly feeling “better than ever,” Roethlisberger could be in store for big thins in 2013.