Should the Pittsburgh Steelers Be Concerned Over Ben Roethlisberger's Surgery?

By Dan Parzych
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With all of the changes made this offseason, nobody really knows what to expect from the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into the 2013 season–especially now that Mike Wallace is a member of the Miami Dolphins. Luckily, the Steelers will always be seen as contenders thanks to their strong defense and one of the league’s top quarterbacks the league has to offer in Ben Roethlisberger.

However, there may be a reason for concern after it was announced on Wednesday that the Steelers star quarterback had surgery on his right knee.

Even if the surgery was described as minor and the team expects him back by training camp, this is the last thing Roethlisberger and the Steelers want to be dealing with at this point in the offseason. As the past has shown, Pittsburgh will go as far as Roethlisberger is willing to carry them and if this knee surgery has any impact on Big Ben playing for the regular season–the Steelers could be in even more trouble than originally expected.

The AFC North will most likely be one of the toughest divisions in football once again next season and the Steelers are going to need all of the help they can get competing with the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens. There’s no reason to hit the panic button just yet, but for the sake of the Steelers, let’s hope Big Ben doesn’t see any fallbacks during his rehab process and is ready to go for training camp like the original plan.

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