The Mason Rudolph era will start earlier than anyone thought originally. In the Week 2 matchup between the Steelers and Seahawks, Ben Roethlisberger injured his throwing elbow in the second quarter, and after being evaluated at halftime, did not return giving way to Rudolph.
This per Gerry Dulac of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Mason Rudolph will start the second half. Ben Roethlisberger has injury to his right elbow, per Steelers— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) September 15, 2019
There was no clear hit, or contact, made to Roethlisberger’s elbow, but Roethlisberger showed obvious signs of pain to end the half, despite him staying in the game and throwing in the final drive.
Coming out of halftime, the tests done in the locker room showed enough of an issue the team decided it wasn’t safe, or smart, to put Roethlisberger out there and risk further injury. It should be noted Roethlisberger is on the sidelines, but isn’t warming up and will likely be just an emergency quarterback if needed at any time.
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