Late in Sunday’s 39-30 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left the game after self-reporting that he might have suffered a concussion courtesy of the late helmet-to-helmet hit by defensive end Michael Bennett. Despite him not being made available to the media after the Sunday loss, Roethlisberger appears to be in good shape health-wise.
According to Jeremy Fowler, a source told ESPN that Roethlisberger’s concussion symptoms subsided quickly Sunday evening. In other words, as long as he doesn’t suffer any setbacks, he should be able to play Sunday night at home when the Steelers host the Indianapolis Colts.
Before being allowed to practice, Roethlisberger will need to be cleared by an independent neurologist and at this point it appears as though that’s just a formality. The last time Roethlisberger missed a game because of a concussion was in 2009.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin will meet with the media again on Tuesday and he’ll likely update Roethlisberger’s condition at that time. Additionally, Roethlisberger might beat his coach to the punch with an update on his condition being as his weekly Tuesday morning appearance on 93.7 The Fan is scheduled to take place hours before Tomlin has center stage.