It looks like the question of whether Ben Roethlisberger will play this Monday Night against the 49ers is going to come down to the last minute. The Steelers quarterback, who missed the previous three practices this week with a sprained ankle, practiced on a limited basis on Friday.
Roethlisberger, who injured his ankle last week against the Browns, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he's not sure if he'll play, but instead noted the coaching and medical staff will have to come to that conclusion.
"I don't know if it's my decision. I'm going to do everything I can to be out there. It's probably more on them. So, if I'm not out there, it's probably because they didn't feel comfortable with me being out there, protecting myself or whatever it is. They know better than I do. I can just tell them whether I think I can go or not, and I think I can go all the time. I'm going to do everything I can to be out there for this team."
If he can't go, it will be on the shoulders of 37-year old backup Charlie Batch.