The Pittsburgh Steelers entered their game against the Cleveland Browns with close to a full strength squad, but it appears they did not leave the contest that way. While many fans might have noticed the departure of Coty Sensabaugh in the fourth quarter, it may come as a surprise to learn that Ben Roethlisberger also suffered an injury to his hand.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Mike Tomlin noted that although his quarterback had picked up an injury to the index finger on his left hand during the second quarter, it had not impacted his ability to continue.
“It was something that he was dealing with there, I think in the second quarter. He was able to play the rest of the quarter and into the second half, but, you know, these are things we had to deal with, he had to deal with.”
With both players currently being evaluated, Tomlin had no further details to add about the severity of these new injuries, noting on that Sensabaugh was suffering with a left foot issue. He was replaced in the lineup by Cameron Sutton, with Artie Burns surprisingly benched for the entire game on defense.
Set to face to Baltimore Ravens in Week 9, it can only be hoped that Roethlisberger will be sufficiently healed in time to play or fans will be seeing the debut of Joshua Dobbs next Sunday. That being said, it is his thankfully not his throwing hand so worry should be kept to a minimum right now.