Ben Roethlisberger suffered what appeared to be a nasty injury in the first half Thursday night, but it won’t even keep him out for the rest of the game.
Roethlisberger underwent X-rays on his ankle/leg and Mike Tomlin told NFL Network’s Alex Flanagan that initial test results provided “positive news.”
Flanagan said the team wasn’t sure if Roethlisberger had a high ankle sprain or a lower leg injury. But clearly the injury wasn’t nearly as bad as it initially appeared; Big Ben limped out for the start of the second half, but he looks far from 100 percent.
Pittsburgh still has injury issues. Defensive tackle Ziggy Hood is out for the game due to injury. And center Maurkice Pouncey also underwent X-rays on his injured ankle.
The question now will become whether Roethlisberger can stay in the game and be effective.