The Steelers received brutal news today, learning that Ben Roethlisberger will likely miss at least four weeks after surgery on his knee.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 19, 2016
‘Big Ben’ suffered the injury late in the first half against Miami, suffering a torn meniscus in his left leg. Steelers officials initially slated him for a likely return in two weeks, but doctors confirmed otherwise.
Since the start of 2015, the @Steelers have played 5 of a possible 24 games with Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell & Antonio Brown all active
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) October 20, 2016
The Steelers have a tough road ahead without Roethlisberger, facing the Patriots, a BYE, and then Baltimore and the Cowboys before getting the Browns.
Latest from @mortreport…post-surgery outlook for Big Ben shifted from 2-3 wks to 4-6 wks. Steelers have NE, a bye, BAL, DAL, CLE on slate
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) October 19, 2016
The attention now turns to backup Landry Jones, who has just a 76 career passer rating. The offense stagnated without their No.1 QB last season, and could see the same result without him this year.
When Steelers fans hear Ben Roethlisberger will miss 6 weeks https://t.co/0uEJ6lMM73
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) October 19, 2016