Found November 14, 2012 on NFL Injury Report:
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not play this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens, reports Jay Glazer of FOX Sports. Ben Roethlisberger is out this week and Byron Leftwich will get the start. Steelers are not taking any chances w Ben, deciding to sit him — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) November 14, 2012 Glazer notes that the Steelers are “not taking any chances” with Roethlisberger, and are likely trying to avoid him missing significant time by returning too quickly and reinjuring his sprained shoulder. Veteran backup Byron Leftwich will make the start in place of Roethlisberger. Big Ben sustained the injury during Monday night’s victory against the Kansas City Chiefs. He was diagnosed with a sprained shoulder yesterday and he was ruled questionable to play against the Ravens. The Steelers have had success without Roethlisberger over the years, as he’s missed several games due to injury and suspension. However, if the team is forced to be without Ben for significant time their chances of making a deep run in the playoffs decrease significantly. Given Ben’s track record, I could see him missing one or maybe two games, since the Steelers should be able to beat the Cleveland Browns without him. However, I would expect him to be back for the team’s second matchup with the Ravens three weekends from now. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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