Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had what the team described as minor surgery on his right knee Wednesday but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
Roethlisberger had the procedure only one day after practicing as normal during the seventh day of the Steelers' organized team activity workouts, which conclude Thursday. He will miss next week's three-day minicamp.
Roethlisberger underwent the procedure at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
“Earlier today, Ben had minor surgery on his right knee that was the result of slight discomfort this offseason,” coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement issued by the team. “We advised him to get the surgery done to ensure he will be completely healthy for the start of training camp. This surgery will have no long-term effects on his health.”
Roethlisberger has practiced as normal this spring, though it is common for quarterbacks to occasionally get a day off from throwing.
Roethlisberger also had knee surgery during the Steelers' Super Bowl-winning season of 2005, his second in the NFL, missing the Browns, Packers and Ravens games. He was initially hurt during a Monday night game against the Chargers, missed one game, then played in two more games before having surgery.
Steelers’ Roethlisberger undergoes minor knee surgery
Pittsburgh Tribune Review | Jun 5