Pittsburgh Steelers' Big Ben Has Bell Rung
With the game knotted at 24 apiece in OT, Roethlisberger took a knee to the head and was taken out of the game. He was 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 convinced that he was concussed and that he felt OK.
The Steelers ended up losing 27-24 and failed to cover as 12-point road favorites—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.
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