Ben Roethlisberger announced to the world today that he has a broken thumb on his throwing hand.
Let the drama begin.
Actually, the break is a small fracture, one he played with before in 2005. It didn't hinder Roethlisberger then and it won't now.
The one difference is that the Steelers are now primarily a passing team as opposed to 2005, when if he threw it 30 times in a game, it was a lot.
The Steelers will splint the thumb and he'll wear a glove to protect it. And as we've seen in the past, Roethlisberger usually plays better, more focused football, when injured.
The news could have been worse. Think about the situations in KC, Philadelphia and Houston.