The Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback played on a broken right foot last season and while rest has helped it, he did not rule out surgery at some point:
“I could have had surgery, but according to the doctors it would have been a really nasty process because of where the break was. If it continues to be as painful as it was at the end of last year, then I’m going to probably have to have the surgery.
He also told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review having time off due to the lockout helped because it allowed him to rest instead putting more pressure on it through on-field team activities.
While he managed to lead Pittsburgh back to the Super Bowl with the injury, I don’t like the sound of this for Steelers fans. If he is talking like this now, what will that foot be like by Week 10 of the upcoming season?
Also, it’s June 25. Why didn’t he get the surgery right after Super Bowl XLV instead of waiting until now to talk about it?
Surgery at this point would probably compromise his ability to participate in training camp, preseason, and/or the regular season when it takes place.
It’s hard enough to get back to the Super Bowl one season after losing it; trying to get back with a gimpy quarterback makes it a more arduous task.