Roethlisberger Recovering from Surgery

Pittsburgh, PA -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is recovering from surgery to repair fractures he sustained after crashing his motorcycle on Monday (06/12). Roethlisberger underwent seven hours of surgery and remains in serious but stable condition.

At 9:15 p.m., Steelers coach Bill Cowher arrived at Pittsburgh's Mercy Hospital just as Ben's surgery was ending, coming from his home in North Carolina. Steelers president Art Rooney had been with the Roethlisberger family most of the evening, and he left shortly after the surgery was done.

At 10 p.m., the surgical team met with reporters to update the quarterback's condition. The team included Dr. Harry "Skip" Sell, head of Mercy Hospital's department of surgery, two reconstructive facial surgeons, a head and neck surgical specialist, and a trauma surgeon. Doctors say Roethlisberger is coherent and making sense.

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