After the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-15 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 6, fans were concerned about Ben Roethlisberger. Rightfully so after the quarterback left the game with a knee injury which ended up being an injury to his meniscus. The injury could have Roethlisberger missing anywhere from 1-6 weeks, and he will definitely not play this Sunday against the New England Patriots.
After the game, social media reports of Roethlisberger talking about other hits to his knee, other than the one which sent him to the locker room for a good portion of the second quarter, made fans search for other hits he sustained to his leg.
As it turns out, there was a play involving Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh where as he engaged right guard David DeCastro and pushed him back into the backfield, you can see him almost leg whip Roethlisberger as he passes him.
Take a look at the video below (kudos to Alex Kozora for capturing the video):
There was a short amount of time left in the football game when this took place, but after reviewing the film the Steelers are reportedly asking the NFL league office to take a look at the play.
Steelers have sent video and asked league to look into Miami DT Ndamukong Suh kicking Ben Roethlisberger in leg near end of game, per source— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) October 20, 2016
With Suh's history of dirty plays, it doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility he could see some type of financial hit for the kick to Roethlisberger's leg. After all, the league might very well say the kick wasn't what injured Roethlisberger's knee in the first place. However, regardless of any potential fine, it won't have Roethlisberger playing in the game Sunday against Tom Brady and the Patriots, or any other opponent till his injured knee is healthy enough to play again.