Ben Roethlisberger will miss the rest of the 2019 season with an elbow injury that will require surgery, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced moments ago.
A statement from Mike Tomlin.
“Ben Roethlisberger had an MRI on his right elbow Sunday evening and it was determined by the Steelers’ medical team that surgery will be required. We expect the surgery will be scheduled for this week. He will be placed on our Reserve/Injured List and is out for the season.”
Mason Rudolph will start in his place. He threw two touchdown passes in his NFL debut, a 28-26 loss Sunday to the Seattle Seahawks. The tram figures to promote Devlin Hodges from the practice squad. They traded Josh Dobbs a week ago to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a 2020 5th round pick.
Roethlisberger was spotted in the team facility this afternoon though he’s yet to talk to reporters. Tomlin has his Tuesday press conference scheduled for 12 PM/EST where he should offer more insight into the injury.
Rudolph told reporters he first knew of Roethlisberger dealing with discomfort following the Week 1 loss to New England.
Mason Rudolph said first he heard of any pain w Ben’s elbow was after NE game
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) September 16, 2019