The Pittsburgh Steelers currently are planning to play their first game of the season without Ben Roethlisberger or Byron Leftwich at quarterback.
With Leftwich expected to miss two-to-four weeks with a sprained MCL, Leftwich may not be available for any of the four games of Roethlisberger’s suspension.
But Leftwich isn’t ready to give up yet. Per a league source, he’s seeking a second opinion regarding the severity of his injury and, more importantly, the duration of his absence.
If the Steelers think he’ll be gone for all four games, there’s a chance that they’ll put him on injured reserve, like they did two years ago when Charlie Batch suffered a broken collarbone, which prompted them to sign Leftwich.