Ben Roethlisberger Injury: Steelers QB Has Thumb Checked on Sidelines
Ben Roethlisberger has made a career out of gutting his way through various ailments, and he will have to do it once again as he appears to suffer a thumb injury on Sunday.
At Wembley Stadium in London, the veteran quarterback was doing his best to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers in a comeback effort against the Minnesota Vikings. After cutting the deficit to 10 in the fourth quarter, he apparently suffered a thumb injury, according to ESPN's John Clayton:
Ben Roethlisberger injured a thumb. Trainers giving him treatment on sidelines.— John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) September 29, 2013
Despite the issue, Roethlisberger returned to the field without missing a snap, according to Pioneer Press:
Roethlisberger back in huddle; TV cameras showed him icing his thumb on sideline— Pioneer Press (@VikingsNow) September 29, 2013
He led the team to a field goal on the next drive to make it a one-possession game.
The quarterback had been under a lot of pressure all season behind a struggling offensive line. A below-average rushing attack also allowed opponents to key on the pass, and the Steelers ended up losing the first three games of the year.
If their biggest offensive superstar is hindered in any way, it could be a long season for Pittsburgh.
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