PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger is walking around on the Heinz Field sideline four days after spraining his left medial collateral ligament, which is considered a good sign for the franchise quarterback because he's ditched the crutches.
Roethlisberger is expected to watch tonight's Pittsburgh Steelers-Baltimore Ravens game from the sideline and serve as a de facto coach. Roethlisberger said during the week he was negotiating with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, who has a no-crutches-on-the-sideline policy, to be with his teammates during the game.
He got his wish.
Having enough mobility in the knee to walk a few days after the sprain is a positive sign.