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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger To Undergo MRI On Injured Left Knee

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a left knee injury during the first half of their embarrassing Sunday loss to the Miami Dolphins and while he was able to return and play the entire second half, he now has an MRI scheduled to determine whether or not he’ll miss any time.

According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network, Roethlisberger said after the game that he’ll undergo an MRI on his left knee. He also indicated that his knee currently black and blue and that “it obviously hurts.”

Roethlisberger said his knee injury actually happened before he threw the football on the play in question.

“I don’t know how it happened. I just felt something funny in my knee,” the quarterback said, according to Missi Matthews of

Roethlisberger, who injured his left knee while attempting to avoid a sack in the first half, completed just 19 of his 34 pass attempts against the Dolphins for 189 yards. While he did throw a late touchdown pass to wide receiver Cobi Hamilton, he also threw two ugly interceptions of which one came on the play that he injured his knee.

The 4-2 Steelers must now get ready to host the New England Patriots next Sunday at Heinz Field. we’ll likely learn more about Roethlisberger’s possible playing status for that game in the coming hours or by Tuesday at the latest.

“We don’t know anything yet,” Roethlisberger said. “We’ll know tonight. Hopefully, we’ll just pray it’s not too serious.”

If Roethlisberger can’t play next Sunday against the Patriots, backup Landry Jones would more than likely get the start.

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