It appears as though Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has already undergone an MRI on his injured left knee and assuming the early reports are true, he should return at some point during the season.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the MRI confirmed an MCL sprain and no damage to Roethlisberger’s ACL. He did reportedly suffer a bone bruise as well.
Early speculation seems to be that Roethlisberger will miss four to six weeks with the injury.
At worst, it would appear as though Roethlisberger could be out until after the Steelers bye in Week 11. Missing only four weeks, however, would have him returning for the Steelers Week 8 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Head coach Mike Tomlin will hold his weekly press conference on Monday and will likely update the condition of Roethlisberger at that time.
Back-up Michael Vick will start until Roethlisberger returns.
MRI on Ben Roethlisberger confirms an MCL sprain. No damage to ACL. Expected to make a 4-week recovery
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 28, 2015
MRI revealed Ben Roethlisberger did not tear his ACL, but he sprained his MCL and now is expected to miss “probably 6 weeks,” per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 28, 2015