With the game knotted at 24 apiece in OT, Roethlisberger took a knee to the head and was taken out of the game, replaced by understudy Charlie Batch.
According to head coach Mike Tomlin, Big Ben “took a blow, needless to say, it was a concussion-oriented thing so I doubt he was going to come back into the football game.”
According to ESPN, Batch reportedly suffered a wrist injury in relief and will miss four to six weeks after he has surgery–QB Dennis Dixon is the team’s third-stringer.
Tomlin would not comment on how severe the injury was and Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he wasn’t sure if he was concussed and that he felt ok.
The Steelers ended up losing 27-24 and failed to cover as 12-point road faves–the Total was set at 39.5 and went Over.
Pittsburgh faces division-rival Baltimore this week and a line has yet to be set.