Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger disclosed Wednesday to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he has a partially torn rotator cuff, but he downplayed the injury.
"I'm good. It's OK, just sore. I have a little torn rotator cuff," Roethlisberger said. "That doesn't heal. We just have to hope it doesn't tear the rest of the way, according to Doc."
Roethlisberger, whom the Post-Gazette said was "laughing" as he talked of the idea of a complete tear, told the paper that he's cut down on his throwing.
"If you watch walk-throughs, I used to throw all the time. Now it's just backing off," Roethlisberger said, according to the Post-Gazette. "Now I don't ever throw during walk-throughs. It's less throwing; I think that's smart anyway. As you get older, you just need to take care of yourself whether you're hurt or not."