Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told Will Graves of the Associated Press he has a dislocated rib to go with his sprained right shoulder.
While being sacked in the third quarter of the Steelers Monday night win over the Kansas Citiy Chiefs, Roethlisberger sprained the SC joint in his shoulder and dislocated his rib.
Doctors are concerened the rib could cut into Roethlisberger's aorta. He's already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens, but Roethlisberger doesnt think his injuries will keep him out for the season.
From the AP:
"I don't think so, I don't know though but I'm not a medical expert," Roethlisberger said. "I just know I'm going to do what I can to get back."
Roethlisberger added he's in considerable pain and has slept just four hours over the last two nights. He wore a black sling in the locker room to prevent the rib from moving around. Doctors are worried if the rib gets jostled before it heals it can cause internal bleeding.
"I can move (the arm) around, that's not the issue," Roethlisberger said. "Sometimes when I do move it the rib will kind of pop out of place again, which is pretty painful. I just try to keep it as still as I can for the most part."
The quarterback added the pain level is "nine on a scale of 1-10."