Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger injured his shoulder last Saturday night in Cincinnati. He returned to the game late, but with limited ability to throw the ball down the field.
On Sunday, Roethlisberger undoubtedly will play; the fact that he was able to play after suffering the injury has always been the best proof of that. The real question is whether he’ll be effective.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Broncos will assume that Roethlisneger is 100 percent and can make all throws unless and until it appears that he can’t. And even if he can’t, coach Gary Kubiak told his players this week that the Broncos are a prime example of a team that can win despite missing key players due to injury.
Regardless of Roethlisberger’s status, the Steelers won’t have receiver Antonio Brown and running back DeAngelo Williams. Roethlisberger has had an injection in the shoulder and he threw only a limited number of footballs this week.