Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger's shoulder is still sore from a hit he took during the game against the Houston Texans.
“Hopefully he will progress like he did last week,” said Tomlin. “I met with him and he said he feels better this week than he did a week ago, which is good.”
Unlike previous speculation that was reported during last Sunday night's game coverage, Roethlisberger’s shoulder was not separated. The injury is classified as an AC sprain and when asked about the false report, Tomlin responded that he had no idea and that the information did not come from him or Steelers medical staff.
Tomlin added that Roethlisberger will be limited in practice, but it's not something to be concerned about.
“Some guys require a great number of snaps to be prepared to play, some guys can learn visually in the film room and some need physical reps,” said Tomlin. "Thankfully with Ben he is a quick study and sharp guy. He can learn in a variety of ways, film study, visual reps and so forth. It doesn’t take him a great deal of reps to be ready to play, at least in my experience.
“I thought he played pretty well the other night. Hopefully it won’t be an issue if he is limited this week. I know it won’t be an excuse.”