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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Ben Roethlisberger Gets Thrown For A Loss In Motorcycle Accident!

On Monday, June 12th about 11:30AM, Pittsburgh Steelers fans all over the United States and beyond held their breath as the news of a motorcycle accident involving Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger spread accross the country. Reports that Ben suffered a broken jaw, a broken nose, broken and missing teeth and a deep cut on the back of his head were bad enough, but then they said he had serious injuries to his knees. Anyone who follows the NFL and especially the Pittsburgh Steelers, knows that Ben has already missed games because of knee injuries. After seeing pictures of the 1995 Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle he was riding and the fact that Ben wasn't wearing a helmet, it's amazing that the youngest quarterback to win a Super bowl, wasn't injured more seriously.

After seven hours in surgery to repair multiple facial fractures and other injuries , the doctors are optomistic about his recovery and ability to play football. The injuries to his knees are more superficial than internal. The Steelers and the doctors have given no indication as to how long it will take Ben to recover or when he will be able to resume his football career. Some of his teammates came to the hospital as soon as they heard the news. Among the first to arrive were back-up quarterback Charlie Batch and Joey Porter. Hines Ward was in Los Angeles and said he would see Ben as soon as he returned to Pittsburgh. Coach Bill Cowher, who warned Ben about riding his motorcycle without a helmet and Steelers owner Mr. Rooney expresed their concerns and prayed for a full recovery. Get the rest of the story and see pictures of Ben's bike, the accident scene and video reports at Channe 4 Pittsburgh Steelers news.