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Steelers Injury Report: Ben Roethlisberger shoulder injury has him day-to-day

The Pittsburgh Steelers won the game, but are now looking at several injuries which could be severe question marks a the team prepares for the Denver Broncos next Sunday.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers might have won the game, but when it comes to injuries, they might have lost the war. The biggest injury the Steelers are now facing heading into the AFC Divisional Round game against the Denver Broncos is the shoulder injury to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

There is good news and bad news to Roethlisberger's injury, but first, the facts. Roethlisberger had a MRI done on Sunday in Pittsburgh, and the scan revealed no structural damage to the joint. However, he is still suffering from a sprain to his AC joint in his throwing shoulder.

The good news, if there is such a thing surrounding an injury, is Roethlisberger has dealt with painful injuries before in his career, and with no structural damage done to the joint, it will most likely come down to how well he can throw the football, and his pain tolerance. Also, the fact he did return to the game for the final drive of the game is sign that Roethlisberger's injury will not immediately rule him out for next week's game in Denver.

The bad news to Roethlisberger's injury is what it ultimately will do to the offense and moving the football. Roethlisberger will certainly want to play, but will him playing be a detriment to the team when it matters the most?

Other injuries which occurred for the Steelers was a grade 2 hamstring pull to Will Johnson, the final fullback left on the roster. Also, safety and special teams capatin Robert Golden suffered his own shoulder injury, but declares he will be read to play next Sunday.

What has been lost in the shuffle of the game is how DeAngelo Williams could be ready to come back to the lineup Sunday after suffering an ankle injury in the Week 17 game against the Cleveland Browns.

More injury information will be released at Mike Tomlin's weekly press conference Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. EDT.