The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the St. Louis Rams 12-6 Sunday on the road but that win included them losing starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the third quarter to a knee injury. Head coach Mike Tomlin updated the status of Roethlisberger after the game.
“Obviously, Ben’s got a knee and he;’s being evaluated,” said Tomlin. “We’ll get him a MRI and I’ll have some information for you next time we come together.”
Roethlisberger was injured when his lower left leg was hit by Rams safety Mark Barron during a sack. He laid on the ground for quite a while before being helped to the sidelines. He was ultimately carted off to the team’s locker room and did not return.
After the game, Roethlisberger was spotted leaving the locker room on crutches.
Tomlin was asked if he had a problem with the low hit by Barron on Roethlisberger’s leg and he said that he didn’t.
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, a source says the team is “hopeful” the ACL in Roethlisberger’s left knee is still intact.
In other injury news, tight end Matt Spaeth suffered a hand injury during the game and he is being evaluated, according to Tomlin.
— Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) September 27, 2015