While Pittsburgh Steelers head coach isn’t Mike Tomlin wasn’t ready to speculate after the game about the left knee injury suffered Sunday by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, others are doing it for him.
According to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter a short time ago, Roethlisberger is expected to miss at least four weeks with a knee injury.
Ben Roethlisberger expected to miss at least 4 weeks with knee injury, source tells ESPN. He will undergo an MRI Monday; hoping ACL intact.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 27, 2015
As we already know, Roethlisberger is scheduled for an MRI upon returning to Pittsburgh. Tomlin is scheduled to hold a Monday noon press conference, so we’ll have to wait and see if he has any new information concerning the severity of the injury.
If Roethlisberger were to miss only four weeks, he would be back in time for the Steelers first of two meeting against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8.The Steelers bye this year comes in Week 11.
For the time being, back-up Michael Vick will be the Steelers starter and he now has a short week to prepare for the Thursday night game against the 0-3 Baltimore Ravens.