Described last night as “unusual,” there’s a more dire label now applied to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s shoulder injury.
The team fears it’s “pretty significant,” according to Ed Werder of ESPN.
That could have a dramatic impact on the Steelers’ season. In five days, they host the Ravens on Sunday Night Football. And two weeks after that, the Steelers face the Ravens again.
Coupled with the absence of 2011 team MVP Antonio Brown with an ankle injury that ended up being worse than initially believed, the Steelers will have a hard time winning the division, and a couple of losses could put them at risk of missing the playoffs altogether.
The key will be how many games Roethlisberger misses. Already, some are suggesting that the quarterback with a flair for drama will show up and play on Sunday night.