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Tomlin: Roethlisberger right shoulder being evaluated

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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.

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11 Responses to “Tomlin: Roethlisberger right shoulder being evaluated”
  1. ilovefoolsball says: Nov 13, 2012 12:45 AM

    Wow the chiefs may have lost the game but it’s almost a win for the other AFC teams in the playoff race.

  2. trbowman says: Nov 13, 2012 12:46 AM

    He’ll play after some overdramatization and then we’ll spend the duration of SNF hearing all about how tough he is.

  3. huskersrock1 says: Nov 13, 2012 12:49 AM

    The Kansas City Chiefs

    Stupid is as stupid does.

  4. thesportsguy52 says: Nov 13, 2012 1:05 AM

    Once again, I hope he’s healthy, and I hope he plays. No excuses.

  5. Johnny Chingas says: Nov 13, 2012 1:12 AM

    Big Ben suffered a separated shoulder on his throwing arm…he’s going to miss at least one start possibly two.

  6. omniscient48 says: Nov 13, 2012 2:18 AM

    “Clark’s helmet took a blow from the right leg of Chiefs’ receiver Dwayne Bowe”

    Huh?

    That’s like me saying your chin assaulted my right fist. Instead of actually tackling Bowe by wrapping his arms around him, Clark, like so many others do, led with his helmet to hit him and Clark’s helmet hit Bowe in the thigh. Jeeze.

    The replay showed Bowe was dropping the pass anyway though Clark had no way of knowing this.

  7. rhymeswithpunt says: Nov 13, 2012 2:28 AM

    Every head coach will be a physician and football coordinater in the distant future. Why is all of a sudden concussions an epidemic in the NFL? It’s plain weird.

  8. bengalguy says: Nov 13, 2012 5:12 AM

    Great! Now for the next few days i’ll have to her how Big Jen is the toughest SOB on the planet!

  9. thebonus44 says: Nov 13, 2012 7:01 AM

    trbowman says:
    Nov 13, 2012 12:46 AM
    He’ll play after some overdramatization and then we’ll spend the duration of SNF hearing all about how tough he is.
    ——————————————————————

    It had been a while since we’ve seen this movie, is anyone surprise this is happening before the Ravens game? I can bet you the Ravens aren’t buying it for one minute.

    Whether or not it matters with their terrible defense, remains to be seen.

  10. quiktek says: Nov 13, 2012 8:40 AM

    Well, he wanted to be there when his kid was born in a few weeks. Looks like he gets his wish.

  11. cavafox says: Nov 13, 2012 9:05 AM

    thebonus44 says:
    Nov 13, 2012 7:01 AM
    It had been a while since we’ve seen this movie, is anyone surprise this is happening before the Ravens game? I can bet you the Ravens aren’t buying it for one minute.

    Whether or not it matters with their terrible defense, remains to be seen.
    ———————————————-

    Yeah, he left the game early and made the Steelers almost lost against the Chiefs basically making the playoff run irrelevant just so he could create a back story about a fake injury.

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