Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger needs elbow surgery, done for season

Tanya Simon
September 19, 2019

The Pittsburgh Steelers received awful news on Monday that Ben Roethlisberger will miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury.

"It was determined by the Steelers' medical team that surgery will be required", Tomlin said in a statement. Instead, he'll play out the remainder of his contract.

"I am completely confident in myself, being a leader of a team, and playing games", Rudolph said Sunday. "I love this game, my teammates, the Steelers organization and fans, and I feel in my heart I have a lot left to give". The injury is particularly poorly timed for the Steelers. But Roethlisberger hopes to return to his starting job after recovering from his injury.

During Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks, it was apparent that Roethlisberger isn't indestructible.

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When asked about the specifics of the injury and when Roethlisberger could be ready to begin rehab, Tomlin declined to get into too much detail. He grabbed his elbow and briefly went to the locker room. This is the first time in Roethlisberger's 16-year career that he is set to miss more than four games in a row. "Easier said than done".

In Week 2, the Steelers witnessed Roethlisberger exit the game in the first half after he suffered a non-contact injury to his elbow. We've got 14 games left.

Pittsburgh (0-2) will move on with Rudolph, taken in the third round of the 2018 draft.

As reporters addressed Rudolph at his locker, slot corner Mike Hilton blurted out, "Tell them you're built for this s--, Mase".

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