Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be out until training camp after minor knee surgery, reports ESPN.com.
Coach Mike Tomlin said procedure, which takes place Wednesday (June 5), will have no “long-term effects” on Roethlisberger’s health.
The NFL star has been enduring discomfort in the knee, and the team recommended he undergo the surgery, so he’s ready when camp opens next month.
Sources tell ESPN that doctors operated on Roethlisberger’s right meniscus — the same procedure that was performed seven years ago on his left knee, which has been injury-free since.
Roethlisberger missed one game and was limited in several others with a right ankle injury in 2011 and sat out three games in 2012 after fracturing a rib.