Sims: Breaking Down Ben Roethlisberger’s Partial Rotator Cuff Tear

Originally posted on CBS New York:

By Abby Sims
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I took a look at the current NFL injury report and had to mention that (including a few due to suspensions) it is 80 men deep — as of August 1!

Not on the list is Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who on Thursday just happened to mention that he has been playing with some shoulder pain due to a partial rotator cuff tear that he suffered in a loss to Baltimore on November 6, 2011. As with many of his prior injuries, Roethlisberger evidently has no intention of sitting this one out and is simply limiting his throwing in practice. I saw no mention of any medical treatment in the media. Though he reportedly laughed off the possibility of the tear worsening, that outcome wouldn’t be shocking.

The rotator cuff muscles are important to the overall function of the shoulder girdle, and particularly so for…

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