Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was ruled out of this weekend's game with a serious rib injury coupled with a hurt shoulder, although one member of the Baltimore Ravens hinted Big Ben had the regeneration powers seen on another Sunday staple: the zombie series "The Walking Dead."
"Until the ball is snapped, I'm preparing like he's playing," linebacker Terrell Suggs told reporters at the team's training facility on Wednesday. "I saw the guy play with a broken ankle. He came down here and we even broke his nose. The guy continued to play."
Roethlisberger told reporters Wednesday that he suffered a potentially life-threatening situation when a rib that protects the aorta separated in Monday night's game. He also sustained a sprained right (throwing) shoulder in a victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Earlier Wednesday, Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said backup Byron Leftwich would be under center against the Ravens on Sunday night at Heinz Field.
"He's out," said To...