Despite Ankle Injury, Ben Roethlisberger Expected To Play In Pro Bowl

Tuesday January 24th, 2012

Ben Roethlisberger is expected to play in the Pro Bowl this weekend, according to ProFootballTalk, despite an ankle injury that bothered him for the final weeks of the season.

A source told ProFootballTalk that Roethlisberger will, “definitely” make the trip to Hawaii, where the Pro Bowl is held.

Roethlisberger posted a 90.1 quarterback rating while throwing for 21 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 15 games this season.  The 29-year-old was previously elected to the Pro Bowl in 2007 after he posted a 104.1 quarterback rating for the Steelers. As a result of Roethlisberger’s attendance, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow will not get the call to join the AFC squad after initially being selected as a second alternate. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was the first alternate at the position for the AFC, and it was announced earlier today that he will join the club in place of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

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