“Ben Roethlisberger had an MRI on his proper elbow Sunday night and it was decided by the Steelers’ medical group that surgical procedure might be required,” Tomlin mentioned in a press release. “We count on the surgical procedure might be scheduled for this week. He might be positioned on our Reserve/Injured Listing and is out for the season.”
Roethlisberger, 37, left Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Seattle Seahawks at Heinz Discipline late within the second quarter, grabbing his elbow after a throwing a go on a non-contact play.
“(I) really feel like I’m letting down so many individuals,” Roethlisberg mentioned in a press release. “I can solely belief God’s plan, however I’m fully decided to battle by this problem and are available again stronger than ever subsequent season. The Steelers dedicated three years to me this offseason and I totally intend to honor my contract and reward them with championship degree play.”
Second-year quarterback Mason Rudolph out of Oklahoma State changed Roethlisberger on the group’s first possession of the second half Sunday.
In his first profession look, the 24-year-old Rudolph went 12 of 19 passing for 112 yards, throwing two touchdowns and an interception. However the Steelers in the end fell brief, shedding to Seattle 28-26 and dropping to Zero-2 on the season.
“You have to be ready for these conditions, at any time when your quantity known as, and I believed I used to be prepared,” Rudolph, a third-round decide within the 2018 NFL draft, mentioned to reporters after Sunday’s recreation. “I had a very good really feel for our recreation plan and what we had labored on all week.”
On Sunday, earlier than understanding that Roethlisberger would want surgical procedure, Rudolph mentioned he can be assured in taking on if Roethlisberger have been to overlook time.
“If that is the case, I will be able to roll,” he mentioned.
Roethlisberger is the Steelers’ all-time group chief in passing yards and touchdowns. He has gained two Tremendous Bowls (XL and XLIII) and is a six-time Professional Bowler.