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Ben Roethlisberger leaves game with injury

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In a potentially devastating development for the Steelers on Thursday night, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered an apparent ankle or knee injury and had to be helped to the locker room.

Roethlisberger’s left leg bent in an ugly way underneath him when Browns defensive tackle Scott Paxson took him down in the second quarter. Roethlisberger had been off to an excellent start in the game, completing eight of nine passes for 102 yards and a touchdown.

The NFL Network cameras showed Roethlisberger being helped to the locker room, clearly avoiding putting weight on his leg and clearly in pain. He was later shown being driven in a golf cart and hobbling around in the bowels of Heinz Field.

Roethlisberger was replaced by backup Charlie Batch. The Steelers lead the Browns 7-3 late in the second quarter.

UPDATE: Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told NFL Network’s Alex Flanagan that X-rays on Roethlisberger’s ankle were negative and Roethlisberger returned after halftime.

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84 Responses to “Ben Roethlisberger leaves game with injury”
  1. bspurloc says: Dec 8, 2011 9:41 PM

    bam

  2. realityonetwo says: Dec 8, 2011 9:41 PM

    His own fault… He should have gotten rid of the ball.

  3. Bubby Brister says: Dec 8, 2011 9:42 PM

    Cue 57 comments about how this is “karma”.

  4. kghannigan says: Dec 8, 2011 9:43 PM

    I’m awful for saying this, but great development for San Fransisco for next week!

  5. opbilly says: Dec 8, 2011 9:43 PM

    yeah right…drama queen!!!!

  6. DonRSD says: Dec 8, 2011 9:43 PM

    refs cant help the Steal-ers when an injury happens hahahaha

  7. whyareyousomad says: Dec 8, 2011 9:43 PM

    As a Patriots fan, I might celebrate this one with a funny t shirt…

  8. caseyanthonymunoz says: Dec 8, 2011 9:43 PM

    That’s what you get when you’re a repeat sex offender. Karma.

  9. trbowman says: Dec 8, 2011 9:43 PM

    Karma’s a b.

    And will probably smack me for making that comment

  10. pbolyard says: Dec 8, 2011 9:44 PM

    He’s gonna be back quick. Nothing can keep this guy off the field for long

  11. zackattack410 says: Dec 8, 2011 9:44 PM

    I’m a Raven’s fan, but I hope it’s not serious. Big Ben is tough and I have respect for him as a player, even though he has questionable character as a person

  12. paulsmith107 says: Dec 8, 2011 9:45 PM

    And fell down the stair way to seven bahahahaha

  13. fittytuckin says: Dec 8, 2011 9:46 PM

    Steelers are toast if it is serious.

  14. kyleortonsarm says: Dec 8, 2011 9:46 PM

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah! There is a god!

  15. brotzelj says: Dec 8, 2011 9:46 PM

    Christmas has come early for the Ravens and Bengals.

  16. ravenscaps48 says: Dec 8, 2011 9:47 PM

    Gorgeous

  17. ilikesteveyounggirls says: Dec 8, 2011 9:48 PM

    That sucks, hope he’s ok. Don’t want any excuses when the Niners beat them down next week.

  18. mmcdan133 says: Dec 8, 2011 9:48 PM

    Some of you people are just sick. I hope he’s alright. Pittsburgh has been one beaten up team this year.

  19. pjamdragon says: Dec 8, 2011 9:48 PM

    tee-hee

  20. Move Them Chains says: Dec 8, 2011 9:48 PM

    Drama Queen. He’ll come out second half and be fine. Did you see the injury graphic they showed??? Half of them were fake!

  21. righthereisay says: Dec 8, 2011 9:50 PM

    Charlie Batch is not good.

  22. pittsburghavenue says: Dec 8, 2011 9:50 PM

    This game is taking a nasty toll on the Steelers. Even if they win this game, they still lost. Injuries galore and stupid turnovers. They look vulnerable need to shape up.

  23. mimitaroo says: Dec 8, 2011 9:51 PM

    Curse of Tebow. Steelers looking like facing Broncos in the first round of playoffs so God strikes him down.

    Just like he did with AP when they played the Vikings.

    Just like he did with Forte and Cutler when they play the Bears.

    Run DMC and Campbell when they played Oakland.

    Shonn Greene when they played Jets.

    Cassel vs Kansas…

    The list goes on

  24. seneca1ss says: Dec 8, 2011 9:52 PM

    give him 2 Pints of Jack Daniels and he’s good to go..

  25. driftw00d says: Dec 8, 2011 9:52 PM

    He’s just trying to beat Peyton for MVP.

  26. tobiasjodter says: Dec 8, 2011 9:52 PM

    Hey I have brilliant and original idea! Karma?

  27. djq1 says: Dec 8, 2011 9:52 PM

    Couldnt have happened to a better guy

  28. safetypolice says: Dec 8, 2011 9:52 PM

    The Steelers are fine. Ben is just a game manager who “wins” due to his running game and defense. I’ve been saying this since 2003 and I still believe it. Charlie Batch will lead the Steelers into the playoffs. Book it.

  29. sportingone says: Dec 8, 2011 9:53 PM

    It’s just a “sprain-like” injury….

  30. seytonmanning says: Dec 8, 2011 9:53 PM

    BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. packerjer says: Dec 8, 2011 9:53 PM

    Well, the good news for Big Ben is that if Batch plays poorly enough and they lose the rest of their games, Ben might get to be MVP! At least according to some people’s logic.

  32. 52raylewis says: Dec 8, 2011 9:54 PM

    @zachattack Well said, wonder how many steeler fans would have that much class if it was Flacco who got hurt.

  33. trojanwarrior007 says: Dec 8, 2011 9:54 PM

    Oh, and for the Ravens fans that are cheering, the Ravens have a rookie 6th round QB behind Flacco so you better not cheer too loudly.

  34. doe22us says: Dec 8, 2011 9:55 PM

    As soon as i saw the hit, i said to myself there is no way he is bouncing back from that.
    Best case scenario a high ankle sprain

  35. jmp527 says: Dec 8, 2011 9:56 PM

    F you haters for being happy when a player gets hurt. If a person gets injured and it makes you happy, you’re a sick human being

  36. grogansheroes says: Dec 8, 2011 9:56 PM

    I don’t see any reason to cheer injuries, whether or not you like the Steelers or not. No one likes it when their QB goes down, but knowing Ben, he’ll be back. As an aside, does anyone else notice how much this ref loves hearing his own voice? Calls lots of penalties.

  37. 4512dawg4512 says: Dec 8, 2011 9:57 PM

    Browns fan here. Our offense sucks! sucks! SUCKS! We’ve had every chance in the world to at least be tied if not leading this game…. Absolutely pathetic! Surmur, Holmgren, McCoy just leave! I’d rather suck for the next three years than go year to year pretending that “its a slow process but we’re moving in the right direction”. Firing Romeo Crennel was stupid! You don’t fire a coach that took a dumpster fire to 10-6, I said that then and now we all see why. Strictly West Coast offense is DEAD Holmgren! Its DEAD!

  38. dabunkster says: Dec 8, 2011 9:57 PM

    Ankle like injury symptoms, he’ll be back next week.

  39. steelcitymasterrace says: Dec 8, 2011 9:58 PM

    Of course the Refs allow this against the Steelers. The NFL is so bias sometimes you wonder why you watch. IF that was Brady there’d be ejections!!

  40. derek2957 says: Dec 8, 2011 9:58 PM

    schadenfreude noun: Satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else’s misfortune.

  41. hoosierhandicapper says: Dec 8, 2011 9:58 PM

    To all of you scumbags talking about karma, I hope it does exist. It’ll be knocking on your doors soon.

  42. Reggie's Bush says: Dec 8, 2011 9:59 PM

    Stop milking it Ben.

  43. joerevs300 says: Dec 8, 2011 9:59 PM

    So long as someone knocks the Ravens out of the playoffs, I can accept if Ben is gone for the year and we end up losing in the playoffs with C.Batch as our QB.

    These things happen. It’s football.

    Mike Pouncey is also likely out of the game with an injury as well.

    If the Browns can’t win now, they should just forfeit their franchise.

  44. goawayeverybody says: Dec 8, 2011 9:59 PM

    Btw, Colt McCoy stills sucks.

  45. badtimeoutcaldwell says: Dec 8, 2011 10:00 PM

    The Patriots will have to go through TJ Yates and Charlie Batch to get to the Superbowl this year…. ugh…

  46. nomanning4luck says: Dec 8, 2011 10:01 PM

    Time to call ‘ol Brett up!

  47. mvpolamalu says: Dec 8, 2011 10:01 PM

    Realityonetwo

    You have got to be #%^* kidding me. Ben is tough and will take a hit in order to get a better pass off. Second of all, he had no control of his ankle being driven into the ground.

  48. scoops1 says: Dec 8, 2011 10:02 PM

    …Old…Slow…and ITS OVER!!!!

  49. Deb says: Dec 8, 2011 10:02 PM

    Two words: Matt Ryan.

  50. tobiasjodter says: Dec 8, 2011 10:02 PM

    Yo. Did anyone mention Karma? Bet no one thought of that one…

  51. brotzelj says: Dec 8, 2011 10:02 PM

    Why isn’t there a Brett Favre to Pittsburgh speculation article posted yet?

  52. nro1962 says: Dec 8, 2011 10:03 PM

    This is merely a prelude to his “heroic” return for the playoffs. He plays with broken bones, doesn’t he? There’s simply no stopping Pittsburg’s superboy, on or off the field.

  53. alwaysbeenaniner says: Dec 8, 2011 10:03 PM

    I hope he is ok I just hope he don’t play next week

  54. mvpolamalu says: Dec 8, 2011 10:03 PM

    Opbilly

    For your information, “drama queen” is the toughest player in the nfl. Look at all the injuries he has played through

  55. wegohardinthepaint says: Dec 8, 2011 10:05 PM

    big ben is one tough son of a bitch when he leaves a game, hes injured not hurt

  56. mvpolamalu says: Dec 8, 2011 10:05 PM

    Zackattack410

    Only class on this site. Nice to see at leastva few

  57. edreedisgod says: Dec 8, 2011 10:05 PM

    Down goes Ben! Down goes Ben!

  58. thevet700 says: Dec 8, 2011 10:05 PM

    Man its bin a bad year for Football Fans across PA.

  59. turk2875 says: Dec 8, 2011 10:06 PM

    The Cleveland Browns may be the least exciting team to ever play the sport of football. Put them against a Big Benless Steelers and…. I’m going to bed.

  60. cardinal11 says: Dec 8, 2011 10:07 PM

    Did you say Ravens Division champs?

  61. jja80 says: Dec 8, 2011 10:08 PM

    X-rays were negative. All u haters can suck it

  62. commandercornpone says: Dec 8, 2011 10:09 PM

    i took the points. ben has a concussion too. make him sit.

  63. Bubby Brister says: Dec 8, 2011 10:11 PM

    So… is him coming back karma, too? I’m confused now.

  64. steeltownpride says: Dec 8, 2011 10:12 PM

    Ut ohhhhhh Guess who is BACK ?

  65. dabutcha114 says: Dec 8, 2011 10:12 PM

    So long big Ben. Have fun with Charlie Brown Suckas….Go Raiders

  66. cardinal11 says: Dec 8, 2011 10:12 PM

    Ravens division champs

  67. ppdoc13 says: Dec 8, 2011 10:12 PM

    meanwhile the drama queen is taking snaps on the sideline for the second half. love how the talking heads are all saying how “tough” Pig Ben is.

    the dude is a drama queen. he is limping out to play in the second half and all the fat Pigsburg women are creaming their oversized jeans because their wonderboy is playing through the pain.

    ohh… how wonderful…. how strong…. how he loves us to play thru the pain….. what a great man….

    drama queen!!!!!!!!!!!

    @joerevs300 – what’s wrong big boy…. want someone to knock out the Ravens because you couldn’t beat us yourselves?

  68. Move Them Chains says: Dec 8, 2011 10:13 PM

    Told you

  69. thridandlong says: Dec 8, 2011 10:13 PM

    To beat a team when healthy and at full strength, is more painful than an injury itself.

    Kind of demoralizing, and sometime’s that pain just won’t heal !

    Ben’s personal behavior, douche like for sure, but I never want to see a player hurt !

  70. greenbayraven says: Dec 8, 2011 10:14 PM

    Hes back in for the 2nd half, anyone else see it coming. bring on the media slobbering, drama fo tha momma.

  71. bensstinkyfingers says: Dec 8, 2011 10:14 PM

    Man it’s bad to see a guy get a season ending injury, which basically eliminates any slim playoff hopes. Unless of course it’s that rapist Ben and the scumbag steelers. Thats what happens when you overestimate your opponents. Aww is that Fatty Pouncey hurt now. what a shame. Stairway to seven waits for another year or decade. Go Browns!

  72. Deb says: Dec 8, 2011 10:15 PM

    Yep, like Matty Ice’s awkward ankle bend, it wasn’t as scary as it looked. But I still don’t like having him out there with a game leg. Hope we can score on this drive, then make some magic on defense so he can come out of the game.

  73. thefiesty1 says: Dec 8, 2011 10:25 PM

    Colt doesn’t suck. The rest of the so called teammates suck. He just can’t do it by himself.

  74. fatdaddy73 says: Dec 8, 2011 10:31 PM

    jja80 says:
    Dec 8, 2011 10:08 PM
    X-rays were negative. All u haters can suck it

    Are you sure they weren’t just “negative like” ? LMAO

  75. tobiasjodter says: Dec 8, 2011 10:42 PM

    Was the thumb injury karma? or just this injury? Or both? Bet no one thought about that one.

  76. tobiasjodter says: Dec 8, 2011 10:45 PM

    If the Steelers hold on to win this game is that karma?

  77. Deb says: Dec 8, 2011 10:45 PM

    @bensstinkyfingers …

    What’s the matter there, fella? Did he have you goin’ for a minute? Fleeting hope … lost? :D

  78. dmobey says: Dec 8, 2011 11:15 PM

    I support rapists.

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    Deb says:
    Dec 8, 2011 10:45 PM
    @bensstinkyfingers …

    What’s the matter there, fella? Did he have you goin’ for a minute? Fleeting hope … lost?

  79. dmobey says: Dec 8, 2011 11:17 PM

    No, he sucks.

    Should have kept Wallace in.

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    thefiesty1 says:
    Dec 8, 2011 10:25 PM
    Colt doesn’t suck. The rest of the so called teammates suck. He just can’t do it by himself.

  80. hoosierhandicapper says: Dec 8, 2011 11:17 PM

    Game over. Suck it, haters.

    Hopefully some of you wonderful human beings won’t slip on some ice on your way to work tomorrow. Assuming you even have jobs.

  81. dmobey says: Dec 8, 2011 11:19 PM

    Oh come on.

    He twisted his ankle.

    Most players wouldn’t have missed a play.

    But not Pig Pen. He has to put on his show so the rape supporters keep drooling.

    Season ending?

    Not even for a drama queen.
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    bensstinkyfingers says:
    Dec 8, 2011 10:14 PM
    Man it’s bad to see a guy get a season ending injury, which basically eliminates any slim playoff hopes. Unless of course it’s that rapist Ben and the scumbag steelers. Thats what happens when you overestimate your opponents. Aww is that Fatty Pouncey hurt now. what a shame. Stairway to seven waits for another year or decade. Go Browns!

  82. tobiasjodter says: Dec 9, 2011 12:13 AM

    Hey – Big Ben throws the game-winning TD 79-yard TD pass. Was THAT karma???????????????

  83. bensstinkyfingers says: Dec 9, 2011 12:34 AM

    Yeah Pro Rape in full effect tonight. Clueless inbreds just want to see a winning football team. 90% would be packers fans by now if they had to deal with the browns recent history. That’s what seperates real fans from the posers. Ben is a drama queen, So they replaced his Tampon and gave him a shot . They may sneak into the playoffs via wildcard. Then will lose in first round. Makes for a great storyline ,Pig Ben wants to be the Jordan of football. What he doesn’t realize is he is white , fat, and rapes drunk college chics which equals bad karma and no mo super bowls for sheetsburg for another decade at least.Book it chumps! Is it me or are the Nfl network on air personalitlies as smart as a hummingbird turd.? I’d rather go to the Toledo Zoo and throw peanuts to a retarded monkey, then listen to the same, in neon Deon and Micheal Irvin see youagain around x-mas piss rag waving tards.

  84. realityonetwo says: Dec 9, 2011 6:45 AM

    tobiasjodter says:
    Dec 8, 2011 10:45 PM
    If the Steelers hold on to win this game is that karma?

    ——

    Not even karma can help the Browns win…

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