It was reported Sunday night that an MRI performed on the left knee of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger revealed only a sprained MCL. Monday morning, head coach Mike Tomlin released an update on Roethlisberger’s status on the team’s website
“The MRI on Sunday night revealed Ben Roethlisberger had an MCL injury to his left knee. There is no timetable for his return, but Ben is a competitor and we are confident he will do everything in his power to return at the appropriate time.”
While Tomlin’s statement doesn’t really clarify too many things, at least it doesn’t appear as though Roethlisberger will be lost for the rest of the season. Tomlin will meet the media Monday at noon and will likely be asked to further speculate as to how long the Steelers quarterback might be sidelined.
Speculation Sunday night was that Roethlisberger will miss anywhere between four to six weeks with his left knee injury that also apparently includes bone bruise. The quarterback was injured in the third quarter of the Steelers 12-6 win over the St. Louis Rams when safety Mark Barron fell into his lower left leg during a sack attempt.