Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s knee surgery is done.
Roethlisberger injured his knee in Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins and returned to the game before being diagnosed with a torn meniscus after the game. Mike Florio of PFT reported that Roethlisberger’s operation was going to be of the arthroscopic variety, which should lead to a quicker recovery than other options to deal with the injury.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin released a statement about the surgery on Monday, confirming the nature of the surgery and the outlook for the quarterback’s return.
“Ben Roethlisberger underwent a successful outpatient arthroscopic surgery on his left knee this morning,” Tomlin said in the statement. “He is now recovering at home and is expected to make a full recovery. Though we do not know a specific timetable for when he will be able to return to the field, we are confident this injury is not long-term.”
The Steelers host the Patriots in Week Seven and have a bye in Week Eight before returning to action on the road against the Ravens.