Oh no! Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a knee injury on Sept. 27 while playing against the St. Louis Rams and had to leave the game! Could this mean he’s out for the remainder of the season?
Ben Roethlisberger, 33, was carted off the field following a major hit to his left knee in the third quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the St. Louis Rams on Sept. 27. The Steelers quarterback was immediately sent to have an MRI done, but his future for the rest of the season remains uncertain.
Although Ben is a big guy, he was taken down hard after Rams safety Mark Barron hit him right in the middle of the leg, which seemed to hyperextend his left knee. Ben clutched his leg as soon as he hit the ground, clearly indicating that he was in pain. See a clip of the incident below.
Following the play, Ben was quickly carted off the field and declared out for the rest of the game, being replaced by backup quarterback Michael Vick. The Steelers still went on to a 12-6 victory, but the one thing on everyone’s minds was the status of Big Ben.
NFL insider Adam Schefter gave an update on Ben not long after the game, revealing that he will not return to the field for at least four weeks. As if this news isn’t heartbreaking enough for Steelers fans — as well as a video of Ben leaving the stadium on crutches — Adam also said it’s still uncertain if Ben’s injury could keep him out for the remainder of the season.
Update on Ben Roethlisberger: expected to be sidelined at least 4 weeks. But hope is that it's not a season-ending injury. Still could be.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 27, 2015
We hate to see a team lose their big man on the field, especially someone with such a winning history like Ben! Hopefully the next update will be a more positive one. Get well soon, Ben!
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— Taylor Weatherby