- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2011

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he may eventually need surgery on a broken right foot that bothered him during the team’s run to the Super Bowl last year.

Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review he could have opted for surgery following the season but decided to let it heal after talking to doctors.

Roethlisberger aggravated the injury during a game against Buffalo last November, though he did not miss a snap. He played the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs with a special cleat fitted with two metal plates. The Steelers lost to Green Bay 31-25 in the Super Bowl.

The 29-year-old quarterback threw for 3,200 yards and 17 touchdowns last year. He said the ongoing NFL lockout has helped him recover from the injury but he hasn’t ruled out surgery at some point.

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