View Full Version : Big Ben questionable; Pouncey out vs. 49ers

anna Dai
12-26-2011, 07:39 PM
Big Ben questionable; Pouncey out vs. 49ers</P>

It's still too early to tell if Ben Roethlisberger will play Monday. But at least he took a positive step in that direction Saturday.</P>

Even though he's still limping noticeably with a left ankle sprain, Roethlisberger managed to practice for the first time this week.</P>

Roethlisberger sprained his left ankle during a 14-3 win over Cleveland Browns (http://www.urbestjerseys.com/Cleveland_Browns_NFL_Jerseys--pc-501-1) on Dec. 8. He did not speak to reporters following practice, but guard Ramon Foster said the quarterback showed little problems throwing the ball despite limited mobility.</P>

''I could see him playing against the 49ers,'' Foster said. ''I guess we won't know for sure for a couple days, but with a late Monday night game and two more days to rest and rehab I think he'll be all right to play. And I certainly wouldn't bet against him.''</P>

Roethlisberger last missed a start due to injury in 2009. Veteran Charlie Batch will get the start if Roethlisberger can't go.</P>

While Pittsburgh Steelers (http://www.urbestjerseys.com/Pittsburgh_Steelers_Nfl_Jerseys--pc-487-1) have ruled out center Maurkice Pouncey, who also has a high ankle sprain for Monday night's game vs . San Francisco 49ers. (http://www.urbestjerseys.com/San_Francisco_49ers_NFL_Jerseys--pc-510-1)