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Ben Roethlisberger Injury: Door "slightly ajar" for Steelers QB to play in Week 10 vs. Browns

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Coach Mike Tomlin indicated that the team is preparing to play the Browns without Ben Roethlisberger

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On his weekly radio show, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger refused to rule himself out for Sunday's game, despite suffering a left-foot sprain in Week 9 en route to a victory against the Oakland Raiders. Roethlisberger has lost the injury lottery this season as he missed several games after a Week 3 MCL sprain in his knee.

During his weekly press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin didn't rule out Roethlisberger for Sunday, but he said it unlikely Roethlisberger will play. Stating the door is only "slightly ajar" for his return to the field against the Browns, Tomlin also indicated the team is moving forward in preparations that involve Landry Jones at the helm and possibly Mike Vick suited up at backup.

When Roethlisberger returned to the field after his knee injury, his mobility was compromised on more than one occasion. In the game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Roethlisberger appeared somewhat slow and also made several poor decisions that resulted in three interceptions.

He seemed more comfortable in Week 9 against Oakland, but the thought of him taking the field with a still recovering knee injury and an injured foot can be a scary thing as the Browns come to Heinz Field.

The Steelers have a bye week after they play the 2-7 Browns on Sunday and then travel to Seattle to take on the 4-4 Seattle Seahawks in Week 11.