June 28, 2011
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger(notes) could have had surgery on his foot after the 2010 season, but he and his doctors opted to rest it instead, knowing that surgery could come sometime down the road.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Roethlisberger's foot, which caused him to wear a special protective cleat at the end of last season, is feeling good and doesn't require surgery at this time.
"The doctors elected not to do surgery and to let it heal," Roethlisberger's agent, Ryan Tollner said, according to the paper. "If it ever got worse, they might have to do something. Ben is kind of surprised that it's getting the attention. He hopes and expects never to have surgery on it. The foot was feeling better after the season, with the extra time this offseason, it's feeling great."
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