PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger played one of the worst games of his NFL career one week after sustaining a concussion in 2006. He is only a few days removed from his fourth concussion in four years, an uncommonly high number even for an NFL player.
Regardless, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is going through "a normal week" of preparation for a pivotal game at Baltimore on Sunday night and has every intention of playing.
Both of last season's Super Bowl quarterbacks expect to play a week after getting concussions - Arizona's Kurt Warner does, too.
They will attempt to do so in the same week NFL commissioner Roger Goodell advised teams that he is examining possible rule changes to lessen head injuries.
Goodell also wants players wearing the most technologically advanced helmets.