Steelers HC Mike Tomlin released a statement on Monday regarding the knee surgery QB Ben Roethlisberger underwent this morning. According to Tomlin, there’s no timetable for Roethlisberger to return right now, but he’s confident this isn’t a long-term issue.
Coach Mike Tomlin issues statement following the procedure on Ben Roethlisberger's left knee. pic.twitter.com/qkjkMaG1Od
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- According to Cook, there’s currently no timetable for Roethlisberger’s return but there’s still a chance that Roethlisberger could be back for their Nov. 6 game against the Ravens.
- Cook adds that Landry Jones is expected to start against the Patriots in Week 7.
- Adam Schefter confirms the news and adds that the Steelers and Roethlisberger won’t know how long he’ll miss until after torn meniscus surgery, but he’s definitely out for Week 7.
- Schefter says that doctors expect Big Ben’s procedure to be a “clean up” and not a full repair, which means he’ll be able to return sooner.
- David Chao mentions that this surgery will likely cost Big Ben 1-3 weeks.
Regarding the knee injury, Roethlisberger said: “It obviously hurts.”
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger managed to return to the Sunday’s game, despite being taken to the locker room after sustaining a left knee injury.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was taken to the locker room during the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.
The Steelers announced that Roethlisberger has sustained a left knee injury and his return to the game is questionable right now.
Roethlisberger, 34, is in the second year of his five-year, $99 million contract that includes $64 million guaranteed. He stands to make a base salary of $17.75 million for the 2016 season.
Entering today’s game, Roethlisberger had completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 1,496 yards to go along with 15 touchdowns and four interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 15 quarterback out of 34 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Roethlisberger’s injury as the news is available.