Ben Roethlisberger To Miss Just One Game?

SUNDAY, 9:27am: Contrary to Mortensen’s report, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that while Roethlisberger has been ruled out for today’s game against the Patriots, he could be back to face Baltimore in Week 9 following Pittsburgh’s Week 8 bye. Indeed, team officials are optimistic he could face the Ravens and would be surprised if Roethlisberger missed more than two games, barring an unforeseen setback. The Steelers do not plan to work out additional quarterbacks or acquire a veteran, which suggests that they do expect Big Ben to return sooner rather than later.

WEDNESDAY, 10:38am: Ben Roethlisberger will be out for a little while longer than anticipated. The Steelers quarterback’s post-surgery outlook has shifted from 2-3 weeks to 4-6 weeks, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen (Twitter link). Ben Roethlisberger (vertical)

Roethlisberger underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee earlier this week. While Roethlisberger is out, the Steelers will turn to backup Landry Jones as their starter. Jones did alright in two games last season when he had to fill in for Big Ben, but the offense obviously won’t be the same without No. 7.

Roethlisberger, a future Hall of Famer, has thrown for 1,685 yards and a league-leading 16 touchdowns this season. The 34-year-old turned in 16-game seasons in 2013 and 14 but missed at least one in each of Pittsburgh’s previous four campaigns. Last year, knee and shoulder troubles cost him one-quarter of the regular season.

The Steelers take on the Patriots next week before entering a bye week. Then, they’ll face the Ravens, Cowboys, and Browns – likely without their star quarterback in the lineup.

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11 comments on “Ben Roethlisberger To Miss Just One Game?

  1. Ravens_Last_Place

    No playoffs for the Steelers. Then again, their division is looking super weak. The Bengals have taken quite a few steps back. Usually they start out fast then stink. This year they skipped giving that false hope and just stunk. The Ravens are garbage, all Flacco can do is air it out and hope for PI calls. The Browns are centuries away from competing.

    Over/under for Landry Jones INTs this Sunday is at 3. I pick over.

  2. rkmarx

    People still listen to Chris Mortensen?

    • rkmarx

      It looks like once again, Mort was “reporting” incorrect information. I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but professionally, that man shouldn’t have a job. I can make things up and throw them on the internet, too.

  3. madmanTX

    Pittsburgh will still make the playoffs and have Ben back in time to make that run.

  4. Steelers Pride

    Karma! Next time he’ll think twice before he calls out coach Tomlin via the media! He looked even more like a fool after coach Butler had to defend coach Tomlin via the media.

    Add the fact that his teammates had to answer questions regarding his friendship with Donald Putin all week leading up to the Dolphins game.

    Caused major distractions and then stink the joint up with his play on the field pre-injury and then of course does what we all can expect, he gets hurt.

    #Karma #Distraction

    • Ravens_Last_Place

      When did Ben call out Tomlin? Ben and Tomlin are BFFs.

  5. I laugh a little when I hear that Landry Jones is playing. He looks absolutely terrible when he plays. The Steelers need to find someone else to be their backup, whether that is through the draft or free agency.

  6. frankthetank1985

    Sorry pit fans. I took him in my fantasy league. I’m worse than the madden cover curse. My fault.

  7. qbass187

    This team is such a suck bucket.

    • tsolid

      Reminds you of Mom?

  8. madmanTX

    The Steeler haters can go sit on a goal post and rotate.

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