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Ben Roethlisberger Injury Updates

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger needs surgery on his right elbow and will miss the rest of the 2019 season, HC Mike Tomlin announced Monday. We'll look for more details on the injury, but it's fair to wonder if this is the end for the 37-year-old Roethlisberger. It'll be Mason Rudolph under center for Pittsburgh the rest of this season. The 2018 3rd-rounder posted a 65% completion rate, 8.6 yards per attempt and 4 TDs vs. 1 INT this preseason. And he played well in relief of Big Ben vs. Seattle, completing 12 of 19 passes for 112 yards and 2 scores. Rudolph looks capable of at least keeping WR JuJu Smith-Schuster -- and potentially TE Vance McDonald -- afloat. It's also worth noting that he played his college ball with fellow Steeler James Washington. We'll see if they can rekindle some magic.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger hurt his elbow late in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Seahawks. He's on the sidelines without his helmet to start the 2nd half, and QB Mason Rudolph is in the game. We'll update Roethlisberger's status when we learn more.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (rib) put in full practices on Thursday and Friday and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’s a strong fantasy play in a likely shootout against the Patriots this weekend.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger suffered a rib injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Raiders. He remained in the locker room at halftime and is officially questionable to return. QB Josh Dobbs played the 1st series of the 2nd half. We'll update Roethlisberger's status when we learn more.

Update: Roethlisberger returned in the 4th quarter after Pittsburgh fell behind 17-14.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger fractured the index finger on his left hand on Sunday, insider Gerry Dulac reports. That's Roethlisberger's non-throwing hand. He's not expected to miss any time with the injury, and it shouldn't impact his passing. We'll see if he has any trouble taking snaps or handing the ball off.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. “We’ll see how I feel tomorrow,” he said when asked if he'll practice Friday. The veteran could play without practicing, and we're still not very concerned about his Week 2 availability. HC Mike Tomlin characterized Roethlisberger's injury as minor earlier this week. We'll have another update on his status tomorrow.

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that QB Ben Roethlisberger is dealing with a minor elbow injury and will be limited in practice early this week. It's unclear if it's his throwing arm. "It's just bumps and bruises associated with the game," Tomlin said. This doesn't sound like something to worry about, but we'll keep an eye on Big Ben. He's in an excellent spot this weekend at home against the Chiefs.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell were held out of Friday's practice for non-injury reasons. It's more evidence that they won't play in this weekend's finale against the Browns. We just removed both guys from the Week 17 rankings. QB Landry Jones figures to start for Pittsburgh, with RBs Stevan Ridley and Fitzgerald Toussaint splitting backfield work.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger tweeted on Friday that he'll return for his 14th season in 2017. He had suggested earlier this offseason that he was considering retirement, although no one seemed to take it very seriously. Despite turning 35 last month and suffering an assortment of injuries, Roethlisberger remained effective last season. He ranked 7th among QBs in fantasy points per game -- albeit with some nasty home/road splits. Big Ben's return is obviously excellent news for RB Le'Veon Bell, WR Antonio Brown and the rest of Pittsburgh's skill-position guys.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger isn't listed on the final injury report. The foot injury that had him in a walking boot after last weekend's win doesn't look like it'll be a major issue in Kansas City on Sunday. The bigger concerns are Roethlisberger's extreme home/road splits and a ball-hawking Chiefs defense.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said Monday that an MRI showed that he "aggravated an old foot fracture" in Sunday's win over the Dolphins. He dealt with foot injuries both in 2010 and 2015. Big Ben added that this latest issue is "nothing severe ... I should be good to go." He'll start Sunday's game against the Chiefs, although the injury might impact his mobility. It adds more risk to a guy who's struggled on the road most of the season.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger injured his ankle on the 2nd-to-last play of Sunday's playoff win over the Dolphins, he told ESPN's Aditi Kinkhabwala afterward. Big Ben was in a walking boot, although we've seen in the past that that doesn't necessarily mean his injury is serious. "I'll be out there next week," he told Kinkhabwala. We're sure to get plenty of updates on Roethlisberger's status this coming week.

Steelers insider Ed Bouchette hears that QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) is "on track" to return for this weekend's game against the Ravens. He's practiced on Wednesday and Thursday without a setback. Roethlisberger has historically struggled both in his 1st game back from injury and in Baltimore, so he's more of a low-end QB1 this week. But his return is excellent news for RB Le'Veon Bell and WR Antonio Brown. It also puts Sammie Coates back in play as an upside WR3.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) is now expected to miss 4-6 weeks, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Ouch. What was originally expected to be a 2-3 week absence was reportedly lengthened by an issue related to a bone bruise suffered last year. "But there's no way to put an exact timetable on it," Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ron Cook. "It depends on my pain and how I feel." Big Ben has a history of returning earlier than expected from injuries and will still benefit from the Week 8 bye. But fantasy owners should be prepared to be without him through at least Week 10. His absence is also a blow to WR Antonio Brown, RB Le'Veon Bell and the rest of Pittsburgh's skill-position guys.


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