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Report: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has separated shoulder, status unclear vs. Broncos

The injury to Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger looks to be a separated shoulder, but the severity of the injury is still unknown.

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Fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers held their collective breaths as they watched Ben Roethlisberger take a sack by Vontaze Burfict and stay on the ground after being driven into the ground. The sack was clean, but Roethlisberger was carted into the team locker room for further evaluation.

Roethlisberger emerged from the locker room, but was forced to watch Landry Jones stumble throughout the second half only to return to the game with the game on the line and deliver a drive to remember which resulted in the game-winning field goal by Chris Boswell.

After the game, information was scarce, but a report by Michael Silver suggests Roethlisberger suffered a separate shoulder.

Per the report, Roethlisberger will have a MRI Sunday to diagnose the severity of the injury, but the fact Roethlisberger was able to return to the game and help provide a spark for his team is a positive sign for his availability next Sunday when the Steelers play the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional round of the AFC Playoffs.

More information should be released soon, including Mike Tomlin's weekly press conference this Tuesday. The extra day of rest will help aide Roethlisberger in his attempt to play against Peyton Manning and the Broncos in a week.