Tim Polzer
Tuesday June 11th, 2013

Ben Roethlisberger underwent cleanout surgery on his right knee last week. (Getty Images) Ben Roethlisberger said his right knee bothered him during the Steelers' 1-3 finish last season. (Getty Images)

Ben Roethlisberger says his right knee is fine after cleanup surgery last Wednesday and declared himself ready for training camp when it begins July 26.

The Steelers' starting quarterback told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette he has been off crutches a few days and could play in a game this week if needed.

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From the Post-Gazette:

"It feels great," Roethlisberger said. "I saw Doc Bradley this morning. He was pleasantly surprised with the range of motion and where we're at with the swelling. It feels great. I've been off crutches for a couple days now and moving around pretty good. I think I could play Sunday if I had to.

"According to Doc, the surgery went really well, my knee is in great shape. They took care of the little problem. It had been bothering me a little bit last year and we just decided now is the time to take care of it."

Roethlisberger missed three games last season with a sprained throwing shoulder and a dislocated rib, but told the Post-Gazette the knee bothered him and hurt his confidence during the Steelers' 1-3 stretch run.

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