When the Pittsburgh Steelers returned from the halftime break against the Oakland Raiders, there was no sign of Ben Roethlisberger under center on the opening drive of the second half. According to a release by the team, he is now questionable to return with a rib injury.
#Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger sustained a rib injury and is being evaluated in the locker room. He is questionable to return to today’s game.— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) December 9, 2018
It appeared he suffered the injury when he was sacked on the drive that ended with a missed field goal. However, he was able to play the remainder of the second quarter, throwing a touchdown pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster in the final seconds of the half.
With Pittsburgh leading 14-10 midway through the third quarter, Ben Roethlisberger was seen jogging back onto the sidelines to rejoin his teammates, but had not returned to the game as the Steelers failed to convert on a fourth down play.