Steelers president Art Rooney II today said the “best case” for Ben Roethlisberger’s return to the lineup is two to three weeks, but his injured quarterback could possibly be out for up to six weeks.
That is the first timetable that has been issued by anyone connected with the Steelers, including Roethlisberger, who had outpatient surgery Monday to repair a torn meniscus.
Rooney made the comment to the NFL Network at the league meetings in Houston, then confirmed his remarks via a text to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“I think that two to three is what you can characterize as best-case, but that’s what we’re hoping for,” Rooney said to NFL Network. “Two to six is probably a fair range that somebody can put on it.”