9:32pm: Adam Schefter confirms initial suggestions that Roethlisberger will miss next week’s game against the Browns and rest during the following bye week (via Twitter). He does add that the Steelers quarterback is likely to return to action in Week 12 against the Seahawks.
5:53pm: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left today’s victory over the Raiders with a foot injury. Initial X-rays on the foot were negative, reports Richard Graves of Sky Sports UK (via Twitter). He adds that Roethlisberger will have an MRI tomorrow.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the injury is actually a mid-ankle sprain, and should hold Roethlisberger out a few weeks (via Twitter). Pittsburgh has the Browns next week followed by the bye week, and the veteran signal-caller will likely be re-evaluated after that (via Twitter). The team originally believed he had suffered a Lisfranc injury, and were relieved that it was not so severe.
While Roethlisberger will rest the next two weeks, Albert Breer of NFL Network writes that the timetable for his return will depend on how he responds to treatment (via Twitter). Breer believes the actual return date is up in the air, while Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports writes that he might miss several more games past the next two weeks (via Twitter).
The Steelers will now look to Landry Jones, who finished the game strong for the team. Pittsburgh will continue to lean heavily on Antonio Brown and the running game. Michael Vick will serve as the backup, but he was injured last we saw him and the team could consider bringing in a third option during the week.