Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger dealing with troublesome pec injury
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is dealing with a left pec injury that will impact his ability to prepare for the Steelers’ Week 3 meeting against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday the team must “be ready to be adjustable” in case there are serious issues with Roethlisberger and his effectiveness. The veteran quarterback got knocked around pretty good in Pittsburgh’s Week 2 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.
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The Steelers’ new offense under Matt Canada hasn’t done all that much so far. While Pittsburgh earned an upset victory over the Buffalo Bills in Week 1, the offense only racked up 16 points and 252 yards. Against the Raiders, they had 17 points and 331 yards of offense.
Roethlisberger had a decent day against the Raiders, completing 27 passes out of 40 attempts for 295 yards. He threw one touchdown and one interception apiece and was sacked twice, but he also took 10 hits. The running game struggled again, but despite all this, Tomlin isn’t thinking about making changes to his offensive line. It’s early, so he’s banking on things getting worked out as the players get used to the new offense.
The Steelers are hoping Roethlisberger is okay, but they also have Mason Rudolph and then Dwayne Haskins behind him if needed.