Pittsburgh Steelers fans woke up Monday in a bad mood. Why? Not only did their favorite team lose 28-26 to the Seattle Seahawks in their home opener, but Ben Roethlisberger’s exit from the game due to an elbow injury has the season on pause.
There wasn’t much news on the injury last night following the game, other than Roethlisberger had dealt with some discomfort in the elbow during the week, but Monday morning it is being reported the quarterback might need to have surgery on his elbow.
This per ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
A decision is expected to be made Monday on whether Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will need elbow surgery, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Roethlisberger, 37, wants to avoid surgery, but ultimately doctors will make the decision.
Depending on the injury, there is a chance Roethlisberger is able to just rest and let the elbow heal, but if surgery is required you have to think it would be more of a long-term injury rather than short-term.
In Roethlisberger’s stead Sunday Mason Rudolph performed well completing 12 of 19 attempts for 112 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, which was hardly his fault. He nearly orchestrated an awesome comeback at home, but ultimately fell short.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news on this injury, and the slew of other injuries the Steelers are dealing with to players like Vince Williams (hamstring), James Conner (knee) and Sean Davis (shoulder).