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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Has MCL Sprain, Expected To Miss 4-6 Weeks

Update:

Jason La Canfora reports that an MRI on Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger‘s knee confirmed that he has an MCL sprain and no damage to his ACL.

  • According to La Canfora, Roethlisberger is expected to miss 4- 6 weeks with this injury.
  • Adam Schefter has confirmed the report and adds that Roethlisberger is now expected to miss “probably 6 weeks.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger expected to miss “at least” four weeks with a knee injury.

  • Schefter reiterates that Roethlisberger will undergo an MRI on Monday and the Steelers are hoping his ACL his intact.

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Rachel Nichols reports that Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was on crutches with a heavy brace around his knee as he left the stadium after Sunday’s game. The Steelers are expected to provide an update after further tests are completed.

  • Jason Cole adds that Roethlisberger will have an MRI on his knee when he gets back to Pittsburgh.
  • Pro Football Talk mentions that the Steelers do not currently know extent of his knee injury, but they’re at least hopeful that his ACL is intact.

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Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was carted to the locker room on Sunday with what appears to be a serious left knee injury.

Roethlisberger attempted to step up in the pocket, but was clipped on his left knee and immediately went down in pain. His teammates were clearly concerned about the situation, and veteran QB Michael Vick has already taken over for him.

Based on the video posted online, former NFL physician David Chao seems to think Big Ben may have an MCL injury, but this is of course hoping that his ACL is in tact.

According to Chao, if Roethlisberger has a “significant MCL” injury, he’s looking at a timetable of two weeks minimum.

Roethlisberger, 33, signed a five-year, $99 million contract extensions that included $64 million guaranteed with the Steelers back in March.

Coming in to today’s game, Roethlisberger had thrown for 720 yards while completing 72.3 percent of his passes to go along with four touchdowns and an interception.

We’ll provide more updates regarding Roethlisberger’s injury as the news is available.