It's wait-and-see week. While the Steelers seem poised for another game with Batch at the helm, Roethlisberger will test his arm and the attached parts, gauge the progress with the Steelers staff and go from there. Days after the injury, he expressed concern that his unique injury posed the risk of dire consequences, with the possibility of a his rib piercing the aorta.
That concern has apparently passed, with Roethlisberger eyeing his return. The key now is whether he can withstand pain and regain functionality as an NFL quarterback.