The dreadful season of injury for the Pittsburgh Steelers continues as news breaks that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee. The injury which was suffered in the second quarter of the team's loss to the Miami Dolphins, will require surgery, scheduled for Monday, and the the report is stating there is no timetable for his return to the lineup.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a torn meniscus in left knee and will have surgery Monday morning. No timetable for his return.— Ron Cook (@RonCookPG) October 17, 2016
When it comes to the injury itself, Dr. Chao, former team doctor for the San Diego Chargers, says this injury, and surgery, will not threaten Roethlisberger's 2016 season.
The bad news is the Steelers are hosting Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Week 7 at Heinz Field, and the week after will be their yearly bye week. This bye week couldn't come at a better time, not just for Roethlisberger, but also for some other players who are currently banged up.
Unfortunately, the Steelers will turn to Landry Jones and Zach Mettenberger before the biggest game of the 2016 season, but if this surgery means a quick return for Roethlisberger, the second half of the season could still be promising for the Steelers.
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