The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced that QB Ben Roethlisberger will miss the rest of the season.
Right before the first half in Sunday’s game, the cameras showed Roethlisberger holding his elbow after throwing an incomplete pass.
After undergoing an MRI, the team has come out and said that surgery will necessary to fix his elbow. He also told the media that after making the throw that he could not feel his fingers”.
The #Steelers announce that QB Ben Roethlisberger had an MRI on his right elbow and will need surgery this week. He is out for the season.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 16, 2019
With Roethlisberger out for the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers will turn to former 3rd round pick, Mason Rudolph.
Rudolph spent his college years as QB1 for Oklahoma State. In his first professional outing, Rudolph thew for 112 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Here's a video of the Ben Roethlisberger injury.pic.twitter.com/PsP1Z1Rhxy— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 15, 2019
Rudolph will be the teams new starting Quarterback after they traded former back up Joshua Dobba to the Jaguars late last week.
After starting the season 0-2 for the first time since 2013, the Steelers will look to find themselves in the win column this week.
They will travel to San Francisco and hope to beat the 49ers one week after they picked their division rival Cincinnati Bengals apart.
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