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The Pittsburgh Steelers are running out of quarterbacks with healthy ribs.
A person familiar with the injury told The Associated Press quarterback Byron Leftwich injured his ribs in the first quarter of Sunday night's 13-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens and will not start next week in Cleveland. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not officially commented on Leftwich's status.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette first reported the decision.
Leftwich is the second Pittsburgh quarterback in as many weeks to go down. Starter Ben Roethlisberger is out indefinitely after spraining his right shoulder and dislocating his first rib in a 16-13 overtime victory against the Kansas City Chiefs last Monday.
The Steelers (6-4) will likely turn to 37-year-old backup Charlie Batch against the Browns (2-8). Batch is 5-2 while as a substitute starter over the past decade, including a 27-0 win over St. Louis last December.
Making his first start in three years, Leftwich...
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After taking a beating during last night’s loss to the Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich may not play next week after suffering multiple injuries, per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
The Steelers plan on working out some quarterbacks this week, since Charlie Batch is their only healthy quarterback right now.
Steelers concerned Leftwich will be out for a while...
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The Pittsburgh Steelers were already without their starting
quarterback Ben Roethlisberger when they took on the Baltimore Ravens Sunday
night, and now the team has announced it will likely starter third-stringer
Charlie Batch against the Cleveland Browns due to Byron Leftwich’s fractured
Leftwich’s inability to get the ball out quickly coupled
with the Steelers’...
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From what I can gather, sounds like Mike Kafka and Brian Hoyer the only 2 QBs being worked out by the Steelers Tues. They intend to sign one
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) November...
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