Roethlisberger Is Out Indefinitely

Mike Tomlin was referring to the game Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens when he labeled Ben Roethlisberger “questionable” to play quarterback for the Steelers. He could just as easily have meant their game Dec. 2 in Baltimore.

Roethlisberger has injuries to a rib and his right shoulder that Tomlin described as a sprain to the sternoclavicular (SC) joint, which connects the sternum to the collarbone. As with other sprains, there are degrees, and it has not been made public to what degree Roethlisberger’s shoulder was sprained. After an MRI Monday night, Roethlisberger was having more tests Tuesday.

A source told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the injury was “not good,” and other sources said he also injured a rib when he was sacked early in the third quarter by Kansas City linebacker Justin Houston, and that rib injury — unmentioned by Tomlin — could also be a serious problem.

For more on this story visit: Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette