Ben Roethlisberger was limited to only two games last season as an elbow injury forced the Steelers to shut him down early. The details on his injury weren’t exactly clear, though the QB shared some info on his elbow, telling reporters that he tore three flexor tendons off the bone in his arm.
Big Ben added while the surgery he underwent wasn’t Tommy John, it was still a laborious one and he doesn’t believe any quarterback has ever come back from it.
#Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger tells reporters that he tore three flexor tendons off the bone, elbow surgery he believes no QB has ever come back from. Not Tommy John, but somewhat similar and very serious. That he looks and feels this good is impressive.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 4, 2020
The 38-year-old QB said he feels rejuvenated after an offseason of rehab.
“I feel strong and healthy and young, if you can feel young at this age,” Roethlisberger said (via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN).