Does Ben Roethlisberger have bunions?
The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback has sustained a series of injuries suggesting he may have a dreaded foot deformity.
Roethlisberger has had a knee injury, sprained left foot and has been seen in a walking boot – similar to those sometimes recommended following bunion surgery – so far this season. In total, the accident-prone athlete has had back, hands, ankle, rib and chest injuries, according to the news source.
"If you look at his history, he’s always playing with some kind of injury or going through something," said Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty, quoted by the Globe.
According to SportsInjuryClinic.net, athletes are prone to bunions and hammer toe because of the stress that they put on their feet.
Moreover, bunions or hammer toe are known to make people more clumsy because they alter foot landing mechanics, which can change the way a person walks and lead to injuries of the lower extremities.If the speculation is true, Roethlisberger may want to consider using bunion splints or orthotics, which may help him avoid bunion surgery, if he hasn't already had the operation.