SI.com has reported that Pittsburgh Steelers’ Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had two broken ribs in their 27-23 super bowl win against the Arizona Cardinals. Apparently the breaks did not show up in x-rays but did appear in an MRI he had earlier. Luckily Ben did not suffer any big hits during the game to aggravate any injury he may have had, allowing Ben to lead the Steelers on a 78 yard drive the ended in a six yard touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes in the last 35 seconds to secure their victory.
It is uncertain whether the claims of the injury are true. There wasn’t any mention of it during the post game interview and the NFL won’t require an MRI until April when the Steelers resume their off season training, and Ben had previously exaggerated or misstated injuries in the past.