Ben Roethlisberger leaves game with injury

AP

In a potentially devastating development for the Steelers on Thursday night, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered an apparent ankle or knee injury and had to be helped to the locker room.

Roethlisberger’s left leg bent in an ugly way underneath him when Browns defensive tackle Scott Paxson took him down in the second quarter. Roethlisberger had been off to an excellent start in the game, completing eight of nine passes for 102 yards and a touchdown.

The NFL Network cameras showed Roethlisberger being helped to the locker room, clearly avoiding putting weight on his leg and clearly in pain. He was later shown being driven in a golf cart and hobbling around in the bowels of Heinz Field.

Roethlisberger was replaced by backup Charlie Batch. The Steelers lead the Browns 7-3 late in the second quarter.

UPDATE: Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told NFL Network’s Alex Flanagan that X-rays on Roethlisberger’s ankle were negative and Roethlisberger returned after halftime.

84 responses to “Ben Roethlisberger leaves game with injury

  1. I’m a Raven’s fan, but I hope it’s not serious. Big Ben is tough and I have respect for him as a player, even though he has questionable character as a person

  2. That sucks, hope he’s ok. Don’t want any excuses when the Niners beat them down next week.

  3. Drama Queen. He’ll come out second half and be fine. Did you see the injury graphic they showed??? Half of them were fake!

  4. This game is taking a nasty toll on the Steelers. Even if they win this game, they still lost. Injuries galore and stupid turnovers. They look vulnerable need to shape up.

  5. Curse of Tebow. Steelers looking like facing Broncos in the first round of playoffs so God strikes him down.

    Just like he did with AP when they played the Vikings.

    Just like he did with Forte and Cutler when they play the Bears.

    Run DMC and Campbell when they played Oakland.

    Shonn Greene when they played Jets.

    Cassel vs Kansas…

    The list goes on

  6. The Steelers are fine. Ben is just a game manager who “wins” due to his running game and defense. I’ve been saying this since 2003 and I still believe it. Charlie Batch will lead the Steelers into the playoffs. Book it.

  7. BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Well, the good news for Big Ben is that if Batch plays poorly enough and they lose the rest of their games, Ben might get to be MVP! At least according to some people’s logic.

  9. @zachattack Well said, wonder how many steeler fans would have that much class if it was Flacco who got hurt.

  10. As soon as i saw the hit, i said to myself there is no way he is bouncing back from that.
    Best case scenario a high ankle sprain

  11. F you haters for being happy when a player gets hurt. If a person gets injured and it makes you happy, you’re a sick human being

  12. I don’t see any reason to cheer injuries, whether or not you like the Steelers or not. No one likes it when their QB goes down, but knowing Ben, he’ll be back. As an aside, does anyone else notice how much this ref loves hearing his own voice? Calls lots of penalties.

  13. Browns fan here. Our offense sucks! sucks! SUCKS! We’ve had every chance in the world to at least be tied if not leading this game…. Absolutely pathetic! Surmur, Holmgren, McCoy just leave! I’d rather suck for the next three years than go year to year pretending that “its a slow process but we’re moving in the right direction”. Firing Romeo Crennel was stupid! You don’t fire a coach that took a dumpster fire to 10-6, I said that then and now we all see why. Strictly West Coast offense is DEAD Holmgren! Its DEAD!

  14. Of course the Refs allow this against the Steelers. The NFL is so bias sometimes you wonder why you watch. IF that was Brady there’d be ejections!!

  15. So long as someone knocks the Ravens out of the playoffs, I can accept if Ben is gone for the year and we end up losing in the playoffs with C.Batch as our QB.

    These things happen. It’s football.

    Mike Pouncey is also likely out of the game with an injury as well.

    If the Browns can’t win now, they should just forfeit their franchise.

  16. Realityonetwo

    You have got to be #%^* kidding me. Ben is tough and will take a hit in order to get a better pass off. Second of all, he had no control of his ankle being driven into the ground.

  17. This is merely a prelude to his “heroic” return for the playoffs. He plays with broken bones, doesn’t he? There’s simply no stopping Pittsburg’s superboy, on or off the field.

  18. Opbilly

    For your information, “drama queen” is the toughest player in the nfl. Look at all the injuries he has played through

  19. The Cleveland Browns may be the least exciting team to ever play the sport of football. Put them against a Big Benless Steelers and…. I’m going to bed.

  20. meanwhile the drama queen is taking snaps on the sideline for the second half. love how the talking heads are all saying how “tough” Pig Ben is.

    the dude is a drama queen. he is limping out to play in the second half and all the fat Pigsburg women are creaming their oversized jeans because their wonderboy is playing through the pain.

    ohh… how wonderful…. how strong…. how he loves us to play thru the pain….. what a great man….

    drama queen!!!!!!!!!!!

    @joerevs300 – what’s wrong big boy…. want someone to knock out the Ravens because you couldn’t beat us yourselves?

  21. To beat a team when healthy and at full strength, is more painful than an injury itself.

    Kind of demoralizing, and sometime’s that pain just won’t heal !

    Ben’s personal behavior, douche like for sure, but I never want to see a player hurt !

  22. Man it’s bad to see a guy get a season ending injury, which basically eliminates any slim playoff hopes. Unless of course it’s that rapist Ben and the scumbag steelers. Thats what happens when you overestimate your opponents. Aww is that Fatty Pouncey hurt now. what a shame. Stairway to seven waits for another year or decade. Go Browns!

  23. Yep, like Matty Ice’s awkward ankle bend, it wasn’t as scary as it looked. But I still don’t like having him out there with a game leg. Hope we can score on this drive, then make some magic on defense so he can come out of the game.

  24. Colt doesn’t suck. The rest of the so called teammates suck. He just can’t do it by himself.

  25. Was the thumb injury karma? or just this injury? Or both? Bet no one thought about that one.

  26. @bensstinkyfingers …

    What’s the matter there, fella? Did he have you goin’ for a minute? Fleeting hope … lost? 😀

  27. I support rapists.

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    Deb says:
    Dec 8, 2011 10:45 PM
    @bensstinkyfingers …

    What’s the matter there, fella? Did he have you goin’ for a minute? Fleeting hope … lost?

  28. No, he sucks.

    Should have kept Wallace in.

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    thefiesty1 says:
    Dec 8, 2011 10:25 PM
    Colt doesn’t suck. The rest of the so called teammates suck. He just can’t do it by himself.

  29. Oh come on.

    He twisted his ankle.

    Most players wouldn’t have missed a play.

    But not Pig Pen. He has to put on his show so the rape supporters keep drooling.

    Season ending?

    Not even for a drama queen.
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    bensstinkyfingers says:
    Dec 8, 2011 10:14 PM
    Man it’s bad to see a guy get a season ending injury, which basically eliminates any slim playoff hopes. Unless of course it’s that rapist Ben and the scumbag steelers. Thats what happens when you overestimate your opponents. Aww is that Fatty Pouncey hurt now. what a shame. Stairway to seven waits for another year or decade. Go Browns!

  30. Yeah Pro Rape in full effect tonight. Clueless inbreds just want to see a winning football team. 90% would be packers fans by now if they had to deal with the browns recent history. That’s what seperates real fans from the posers. Ben is a drama queen, So they replaced his Tampon and gave him a shot . They may sneak into the playoffs via wildcard. Then will lose in first round. Makes for a great storyline ,Pig Ben wants to be the Jordan of football. What he doesn’t realize is he is white , fat, and rapes drunk college chics which equals bad karma and no mo super bowls for sheetsburg for another decade at least.Book it chumps! Is it me or are the Nfl network on air personalitlies as smart as a hummingbird turd.? I’d rather go to the Toledo Zoo and throw peanuts to a retarded monkey, then listen to the same, in neon Deon and Micheal Irvin see youagain around x-mas piss rag waving tards.

  31. tobiasjodter says:
    Dec 8, 2011 10:45 PM
    If the Steelers hold on to win this game is that karma?

    ——

    Not even karma can help the Browns win…

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