Ben Roethlisberger had “minor” knee surgery

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger underwent “minor” surgery on his right knee on Wednesday, head coach Mike Tomlin said in a team-issued statement.

The club recommended the procedure “to ensure he will be completely healthy for the start of training camp,” Tomlin said.

Here is the full text of Tomlin’s statement:

“Earlier today, Ben had minor surgery on his right knee that was the result of slight discomfort this offseason. We advised him to get the surgery done to ensure he will be completely healthy for the start of training camp. This surgery will have no long-term effects on his health.”

Source: NBC Sports Pro Football Talk

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