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Roethlisberger undergoes knee surgery

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Pittsburgh, PA (WOIO) - Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger underwent surgery on his right knee on Wednesday, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in late July.

The team made the announcement via a Tweet quoting head coach Mike Tomlin that read "Earlier today, Ben Roethlisberger had minor surgery on his right knee that was a result of slight discomfort this offseason."

Tomlin said the team advised Roethlisberger to have the surgery now, to ensure he will be completely healthy for the start of training camp, adding "this surgery will have no long-term effects on his health."

Roethlisberger recently finished a season in which he fought through numerous injuries to his ribs and shoulder.

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