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The Pittsburgh Steelers lost Ben Roethlisberger at a most unfortunate time in their schedule. The team's starting quarterback missed Sunday night's 13-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens and remains a huge question mark to play when the teams meet again two weeks from now.
Roethlisberger is one of the game's grittiest performers, often playing through pain, but the shoulder and first rib injuries he suffered against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 10 are a different beast.
SI's Peter King wrote Monday that "anyone forecasting a week for him to return is guessing." Dr. Clark Fuller, the director of Thoracic Surgery at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., told King that a premature return would put Big Ben at risk of nerve damage along with previously reported threats to the aorta.
"This is not about being a tough guy," said Fuller, who added that a quarterback's typical throwing motion might prevent a rib injury from healing. "Playing football with a dislocated first rib would put you at severe risk. There are many things to be concerned about, including destroying the nerves in the arm." Source: NFL.com Attached Thumbnails
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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is expected to miss at least three weeks with shoulder and rib injuries, according to ESPN.
The report, citing an unnamed source familiar with the situation, said there's hope Roethlisberger will return Dec. 2 against the Ravens.
The source said Roethlisberger was still dealing with a significant pain as of Friday and his return is...
Pittsburgh Steelers’ doctors are reportedly “hopeful, though hardly optimistic,” that QB Ben Roethlisberger could return in time for Week 13′s matchup against the Ravens, via ESPN.com.
There’s been a lot of estimates in regards to the amount of time Roethlisberger will miss after he suffered a sprained shoulder and a dislocated rib, but it would definitely be surprising...
The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t skip a beat with Byron Leftwich replacing injured Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback Sunday night.
That’s right. Leftwich can do everything Roethlisberger can do. He showed the same stage presence as Roethlisberger when he clutched his throwing shoulder on every other play.
His shoulder bothered him because for some reason his touchdown dance involved...
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’...
Even without Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers are still a threat to any team. They are built such that their defense and their running game can win the game for them without a strong passing game. However, that wasn't the case last night.Joe Flacco and the Ravens went on the road to Pittsburgh in what would turn out to be yet another archetypal Steelers-Ravens game. It was a...
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is hopeful he can return from his rib and shoulder injury Dec. 2 against the Baltimore Ravens. But Steelers doctors believe he will likely miss three weeks, reports Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Roethlisberger has been ruled out to play Sunday night against the Ravens and isn't expected to play next sunday at...
With both Byron Leftwich and Ben Roethlisberger injured, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be working out both Mike Kafka and Brian Hoyer this morning., according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
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...
Anyone who has paid attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens rivalry over the past five years knows what to expect when these two teams get it on. The games are always close, physical and dramatic. Sunday night’s contest was no different, as Baltimore prevailed with a 13-10 road win.
It didn’t matter that the Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger didn’t play because...
With Ben Roethlisberger — and now Byron Leftwich — sidelined with rib and shoulder injuries, the Pittsburgh Steelers are on the hunt for more depth behind new starting quarterback Charlie Batch. To that end, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Steelers will host former Philadelphia Eagles backup Mike Kafka for workouts today, according to sources who…
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Pittsburgh Steelers will have their third quarterback in as many weeks in Week 12. Charlie Batch
The Steelers will start Pittsburgh native Charlie Batch against the Cleveland Browns. He last started a game in Week 16 of last season against the St. Louis Rams.
In that game, the Steelers won 27-0...
The Steelers will be without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is expected to miss the next few weeks with a sprained sternoclavicular joint in his right shoulder and a rib injury. Byron Leftwich will get the start in his place, with Charlie Batch serving as the No. 2.
The Steelers are also without wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was ruled out with an ankle injury. Pittsburgh...
The Pittsburgh Steelers will be hosting their divisional opponent, the Baltimore Ravens this evening. The Steelers are going to be without starting QB Ben Roethlisberger but they will see one of their offensive playmakers return this week, RB Rashard Mendenhall. Roethlisberger suffered a serious shoulder/rib injury last Monday night in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
With the Friday injury report out of the way, and no roster moves expected to be made between now and the game, we can now throw out our look at what the Pittsburgh Steelers inactive list will look like for the Sunday night game against the Baltimore Ravens.
4 of the 7 names on the list this week will be inactive this week because those players have been ruled out for the game due...
There was so much to talk about in the Ravens vs Steelers matchup at Heinz Field this past weekend that we decided to break it up into a two part show so we covered as much as possible.
Matt and Marc are joined by long time friend of the show, Dominic from TribLive Radio and PittsburghSportingNews.com . Dom always has great insight both from the media perspective as well as the fan...