Report: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger having MRI on Monday for injured elbow
Ben Roethlisberger’s elbow injury is looking to be more serious than expected. Team officials have confirmed that their star quarterback will be undergoing an MRI to check the severity of the injury he sustained against the Seattle Seahawks.
Ian Rapoport confirmed that the franchise QB will be having his elbow checked on Monday to get an accurate report on his condition and set the timeline for his recovery.
There is obvious concern for #Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, who left today’s game with an elbow injury. He’ll have an MRI tomorrow to learn the extent of the damage to his elbow.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 15, 2019
Big Ben was 8 for 15 in passing for 75 yards before exiting the game. The injury has affected the way the star QB has performed in the quarter. He was unfortunately followed to the locker room by James Connor who limped off the field in the fourth quarter.
Steelers fans who are concerned about Roethlisberger’s health will have more reasons to be worried as ESPN’s Dianna Russini found out that the entire team had a clue on his condition days before the game.
Inside the Steelers’ locker room players obviously concerned about the health of Ben Roethlisberger.
One player told me that the team actually was aware that the QB was dealing with some elbow inflammation all week at practice. #Steelers
— Dianna (@diannaESPN) September 15, 2019
The Steelers QB is no stranger to the injury list. Three of his last four seasons saw him spend time on the IR to a myriad of injuries. Fortunately for him, not a lot of those knocks took him out for a considerable amount of time.
In fact, he reminded everyone why the Steelers still keep him around despite his injury-prone body lately. He started all 16 games in 2018 and had the best season of his career. He led the NFL in pass completion (452), attempts (675), and passing yards (5129).
While the Steelers are hoping for the best, they are prepared to take on the San Francisco 49ers with Mason Rudolph.
He notched two touchdowns after playing the first significant snaps of his NFL career and will effectively hold down the fort until his return.