Ben Roethlisberger Injury: Steelers QB Leaves Game with Left Ankle Injury
NFL Network is reporting Roethlisberger is ruled out for the remainder of the game with an ankle injury.
Extending plays and turning them into positive gains has been a specialty of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger since he came into the NFL. However, it came back to bite him during this Thursday Night game against the division rival Cleveland Browns.
On a play in the second quarter, Roethlisberger broke from the pocket towards the sideline while looking for an open receiver. Great downfield coverage by the Browns secondary made throwing the ball impossible for Roethlisberger. It also gave the Browns defensive line time to get to Roethlisberger.
Browns backup defensive lineman Brian Schaefering and Scott Paxson got to Roethlisberger at the same time. One hit him high and the other hit him low which led to Roethlisberger's left leg being twisted akwardly beneath him. Paxson was credited with the sack which was the first of his career.
Roethlisberger was helped off the field by trainers and led to the locker room. He is out for the game and was replaced by Charlie Batch. Batch is Pittsburgh's only other active quarterback. WR Hines ward is the Steelers emergency QB.
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