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Roethlisberger has scary rib injury that is going to keep him out a while

Initial fears from club officials Tuesday morning that Ben Roethlisberger could be out for close to four weeks and possibly longer, are likely to be spot on.
Roethlisberger holding court with the media today, revealed that he has a very scary rib injury that Ben described as being a dislocation of a rib and saying on a scale of 1-10, the pain is a 9.
How dangerous was this injury for Roethlisberger? He said today it could puncture his aorta and kill him if it doesn’t heal. “That’s more the scary part because I guess if it goes in the wrong direction it can puncture the aorta,” Roethlisberger said via Joe Starkey. “That’s more of the issue, I think. That’s more of the painful part, too.”

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