Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/14/12
The Steelers confirmed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is out for Sunday's game, but according to reports, his return could be weeks away. In addition to a shoulder injury, Roethlisberger has a rare rib dislocation in which pressure against his aorta could cause severe to serious complications. Roethlisberger said there is no timetable for his return because of the nature of his injury. Roethlisberger was at the Steelers' practice facility Wednesday with his arm in a sling. His initial diagnosis by Steelers doctors after two MRI exams was a sprained SC joint with pain and swelling at the front of his right shoulder. However, his shoulder is not the greatest concern. Roethlisberger was also told his dislocated rib is pressing into his aorta, which he believed came as a result of the awkward landing on a sack in the third quarter Monday. He was hit initially by outside linebacker Justin Houston of the Chiefs and then sandwiched by Tamba Hali, who was rushing from Roethlisberger's left.
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