The Pittsburgh Steelers lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a left knee injury Sunday in their win over the St. Louis Rams and while the team waits for an MRI to be performed, wide receiver Antonio Brown has given hope that the veteran signal-caller won’t be lost for the rest of the season.
According to Bill Phillips of WPXI, Roethlisberger gave Brown the impression that he would “absolutely” be back this season when he talked to him after the game.
— Bill Phillips (@WPXI_BPhillips) September 27, 2015
While Brown’s conversation with Roethlisberger is encouraging, it really means nothing until the MRI results are known. The hope is that Roethlisberger’s injury is just a sprain of the ACL or MCL and not a tear. Head coach Mike Tomlin will hold a Monday press conference and hopefully we’ll know the results of the MRI at that point.
As it stands right now, you can probably expect back-up Michael Vick to start Thursday night at home against the Baltimore Ravens. Vick was 5-of-6 passing for 38 yards Sunday in relief of Roethlisberger.