Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had left the stadium to be further evaluated for a right shoulder injury suffered early in the third quarter of Monday night’s 16-13 overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Roethlisberger left the game after being sacked by Justin Houston and Tamba Hali on a third down play early in the third quarter. He was taken to the locker room for evaluation and later was captured by ESPN cameras being taken further into the recesses of the stadium by cart no longer wearing his shoulder pads.
Per multiple reports, Roethlisberger was taken to a local hospital for an MRI on the shoulder.
Tomlin was asked about his level of concern over Roethlisberger’s status but he wouldn’t speculate based on the information he currently had at his disposal.
“I’m not (concerned) because again I don’t live in the hypothetical world,” Tomlin said. “I’ll wait until I get information and then I’ll respond accordingly to that information.”
Tomlin also said safety Ryan Clark was being evaluated for a concussion but didn’t have further details on his status. Clark left the game on the final series of regulation as Clark’s helmet took a blow from the right leg of Chiefs’ receiver Dwayne Bowe.