Ben Roethlisberger Has Torn Meniscus

Ben Roethlisberger suffered a torn left meniscus in the Steelers’ Week 6 loss to the Dolphins and will undergo surgery Monday, Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports (on Twitter).

Cook reports (Twitter link) Landry Jones will start next week, as Roethlisberger now must deal with a significant knee injury for the second straight season. He returned to action in Miami after missing most of the second quarter. Adam Schefter of confirmed Cook’s report and tweets the veteran quarterback will miss the Steelers’ Week 7 tilt against the Patriots, but the passer’s timetable is uncertain beyond that.

Roethlisberger missed four games last season due to an MCL sprain. The 34-year-old future Hall of Famer played two straight 16-game seasons in 2013-14 but missed at least one in each of Pittsburgh’s previous four campaigns. He battled knee and shoulder injuries last season, limiting the Steelers.

Pittsburgh finished 1-1 in Jones’ two starts last season. The former Oklahoma signal-caller completed 58 percent of his passes, threw for 513 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. He’s the next in line now after the Steelers opted not to bring back Michael Vick. They also released Bruce Gradkowski, who suffered a torn hamstring during preseason play, earlier this month.

Now in his 13th season, Roethlisberger had guided the Steelers to four wins and thrown for 1,685 yards this season. His 16 touchdown passes lead the league.


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13 comments on “Ben Roethlisberger Has Torn Meniscus

  1. dwilson10

    The Steelers HAVE to make a trade and bring in a reliable QB.

    • Hannibal8us

      Jay Cutler is available.

      • cubsfan2489

        Based on what information? Last time I checked, Jay is still the starter when he comes back from injury

        • Hannibal8us

          Based on the team being 1-5 and likely will let Jay go after the season. I was mostly saying it because there’s no way Pittsburgh trades for a QB unless Big Ben is out for the season.

          • cubsfan2489

            Them being 1-5 has nothing to do with it. They aren’t just going to “let him go”. They view him as the best option, plus they’re trying to contend

          • Hannibal8us

            Except all indications are that they’re cutting him after the season considering they’d only be on the hook for a small amount compared to his incredibly ridiculous salary.

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    • dwhitt3

      Please tell me you’re kidding

  3. Lisa B. Guardiola

    Sending prayers for you Ben. Best wishes for a quick recover. I hope playing the 2nd half didn’t cause the tear. Stay strong and work hard. You’ll be missed.

    Lisa Bisconte

  4. tylerall5

    Please, please, please give mettenberger a chance. Landry is terrible.

  5. jacobsigel1025

    I’m a Patriots fan and I’d be willing to deal Jimmy G for a 1st round pick but they wouldn’t do that unless Ben is missing the whole season. If the Vikings traded that haul for Bradford then Jimmy G is worth a first rounder for 10 games

    • srs0203

      You apparently are also an avid fan of Madden on Xbox.

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