Roethlisberger out “at least” a few weeks with foot injury

AP

The new on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn’t great, but it could be worse.

Roethlisberger suffered a mid-foot sprain and is expected to be sidelined a few weeks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT it will be “at least” a few weeks, and that Ben’s return will depend on how it responds to treatment.

That’s better news than some feared when Roethlisberger was sacked by Raiders defensive end Aldon Smith today and immediately grabbed his foot in pain. Roethlisberger had to be carted off the field, and there were fears that he had the dreaded LisFranc injury, which would have ended his season.

Instead, Roethliberger seems likely to miss next Sunday’s game against the Browns, then heal up during the bye week after that. He could be back in time for the Nov. 29 game against the Seahawks, and should be able to play while the Steelers are fighting for a playoff spot in December.

Although it’s going to be tough for the Steelers with Le’Veon Bell out for the season and Roethlisberger now preparing to miss at least one game, the news isn’t as bad as the Steelers feared.

53 responses to “Roethlisberger out “at least” a few weeks with foot injury

  1. SteelerNation all were holding their breath… Back to Landry and watching him progress into a NFL passer.. Get well Ben.. AGAIN… and lets make that push for the playoffs!!

  2. Not great news but it could have been much worse. Just when you see both sides of the ball coming together another injury slows us down. I think we will be lucky to be a wildcard at this rate.

    Just think if we weren’t Scobied twice ……?

  3. So what he isn’t that good anyway, brown does most of the work making his numbers look better then what they are. Any good pocket passer can step in there and do the same thing….throw it to brown n let him do the rest.

  4. Twenty years ago the stars where always in the lineup ….there is something wrong with this league they are protected more and hurt more…too big..too much off season training etc something ain’t right

  5. Sucks to lose Ben, he was just getting his form back after missing time. Now he’ll miss more time and start all over again. Hopefully he can get back for the last few games at least.

    Since Landry Jones’s preseason quarterback rating is about 72, I never thought I’d say this, but I’d rather have him in there than Michael Vick. He certainly knows the offense and personnel better than Vick. Unlike with Vick, with Jones the offense can run the same plays as when Ben is in there. He played well in this game, too. Hopefully he does better next start than he did in his last start though.

    That was a big and very needed win!

    Go Steelers!

  6. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Nov 8, 2015 6:34 PM

    Not great news but it could have been much worse. Just when you see both sides of the ball coming together another injury slows us down.
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    Pittsburgh gave up 35 points and the “defense was coming together”? They got the W, that’s all that matters.

  7. When’s it going to stop. The steelers have been the most injured team in the league. If the team wins the superbowl with all these injuries it will one for the ages.

  8. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Nov 8, 2015 6:34 PM

    Not great news but it could have been much worse. Just when you see both sides of the ball coming together another injury slows us down.
    ————————————————————
    Pittsburgh gave up 35 points and the “defense was coming together”? They got the W, that’s all that matters.

    Einstein, a w is a w….for once you are correct. The Raiders would give the cheaters a run for their money.

    For a team you like to troll is it out of fear or is it just because you like being a jerk?

  9. steelcurtainn says:
    Nov 8, 2015 6:55 PM
    When’s it going to stop. The steelers have been the most injured team in the league. If the team wins the superbowl with all these injuries it will one for the ages.
    ___________

    Next man up. The Bengals have done it in the past couple years without guys like Geno Atkins, Burfict, AJ Green, Eifert, Marvin Jones, Leon Hall, Maualuga, Michael Johnson, Huber, etc.

    No excuses.

  10. Man, talk about seeing the glass half full. I understand pittsburghfootballtalk is collectively devistated but this is not “better news than some feared”. It is no news at all.

  11. Don’t worry Steeler fans, The Browns defense will let Jones look like an All-Pro. Long time Browns fan here and I’m sorry that is sad but true.

  12. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Nov 8, 2015 6:34 PM

    For a team you like to troll is it out of fear or is it just because you like being a jerk?
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    What would the fear be? The Patriots own the Steelers and have for years. In fact, you guys have never beaten the Patriots even once in a meaningful game.

  13. I can’t read a Patriots article without Nofoolnodrool whining about imaginary ball deflation or locker room bugs, and you call other people trolls? Stick with your trip artist coach and sex offender QB and leave the rest of us alone.

  14. *if the Steelers are fighting for a playoff spot in December.

    I hate to see players injured-except this guy. He should be in jail, not in an Nike commercial.

  15. steelcurtainn says: If the team wins the superbowl with all these injuries it will one for the ages.
    /\/\/\/\

    More like a sign of the coming apocalypse, along with boiling seas and rivers running red with blood. Oh, and of course a Trump presidency.

  16. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Nov 8, 2015 7:30 PM

    Carlos, you didn’t answer the question… Fear or troll? My judgement is you are a troll
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    This is a football site and I comment on many articles.

    But only on Steelers articles do I encounter some wacko who thinks he runs the place and is apparently overly sensitive about any comments that do not agree with his own.

    Earlier today I noted that Antonio Brown was the toughest guy to cover in the whole league, but rightly called you on your absurd homer comment that the Steelers defense was “coming together”.

    Don’t like my comments? Don’t read ’em, but you might learn something if you do.

  17. Nofoolnodrool says:

    Carlos, you didn’t answer the question… Fear or troll? My judgement is you are a troll
    _________________

    That’s incredibly rich coming from the guy that brings it on himself. If you didn’t foolishly troll the SB champion team you fear maybe you wouldn’t be getting banged on here. No Pats fan fears the Steelers, most of us do respect them outside of Tomlin’s whining. I clicked this thread to offer commiseration on Big Ben going down but here you are spouting nonsense and wizzing down your leg again. Most Steelers fans are actually pretty well informed, I have no doubt you are an embarrassment to them.

  18. Hate to rain on your parade Steeler fans but I remember a similar pollyannish article by pft the night bell was hurt.

  19. I had the same injury on the field.

    It takes 2 weeks just to be able to move around without Crutches & Brace.

    Than another 2 weeks to get your balance back.

    At best Ben is back around week 14

  20. Great game today even though my Raiders came up short it wasnt for lack of effort I know there very upset they could of had the game but tip your cap to Steelers they made the plays when they had to..oh that dude Rodney Harrison must be a idiot or something listening to him talk about this game he is either delusional or a jerk but anyways when draft time comes we need secondary help badly injuries and lack of depth really hurt us ..

  21. hesswhileyouplaycheckers | Nov 8, 2015, 7:52 PM EST
    Nofoolnodrool says:

    Carlos, you didn’t answer the question… Fear or troll? My judgement is you are a troll
    _________________

    That’s incredibly rich coming from the guy that brings it on himself. If you didn’t foolishly troll the SB champion team you fear maybe you wouldn’t be getting banged on here. No Pats fan fears the Steelers, most of us do respect them outside of Tomlin’s whining. I clicked this thread to offer commiseration on Big Ben going down but here you are spouting nonsense and wizzing down your leg again. Most Steelers fans are actually pretty well informed, I have no doubt you are an embarrassment to them.

    The arrogance of your screen name disqualifies you from objective reasoning. Your team maybe the best but their attributes don’t transfer to their fans. You are an arrogant tool.

    I am calling out a Pat’s troll that Hawks over Steeler threads snarking with his little jabs he calls knowledge…he is a troll who will hide once the skirt is gone at Qb.

    An embarrassment? You screen name is an embodiment of Pat’s fans….arrogant, entitled…..DB’s..fill in the letters ladies.

  22. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Nov 8, 2015 7:09 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Nov 8, 2015 6:34 PM

    Not great news but it could have been much worse. Just when you see both sides of the ball coming together another injury slows us down.
    ————————————————————
    Pittsburgh gave up 35 points and the “defense was coming together”? They got the W, that’s all that matters.

    Einstein, a w is a w….for once you are correct. The Raiders would give the cheaters a run for their money.

    For a team you like to troll is it out of fear or is it just because you like being a jerk?
    ____________________

    That point was well taken. The offense had it going on but that defense has not been pulling it’s weight. 22nd ranked D coming into today, for a Steelers team that is shocking. See plenty of your nonsense on this site, trolling and making crap up to suit you, if you can’t take it don’t dish it out.

    Like a previous poster I came here to drop a supportive post to Steelers fans. Damn shame about Roethlisberger. The league is always better when the Steelers are in the thick of it, hope your team can hang in until he returns

  23. Crazy wild game today vs. the classico rival for the Raiders. Not down at all, Raids still hold a tiebreaker over the Jets at least and the Jekyll & Hyde WWNFL script changes on the weekly.

    To have 3-4 turnovers and spotting the Steelers 14 in the 4th with easy field position TDs…yet Carr kept battling… the young Raids will learn from this one. In it till the end. Props to Brown…no props to Norton/Amerson/Hayden…triple team Anotonio on their last possession of the game. If Miller or Bryant or DHB convert so be it. Get healthy Raids & Steelers. Go Raids!

  24. Nofoolnodrool says:

    The arrogance of your screen name disqualifies you from objective reasoning. Your team maybe the best but their attributes don’t transfer to their fans. You are an arrogant tool.

    I am calling out a Pat’s troll that Hawks over Steeler threads snarking with his little jabs he calls knowledge…he is a troll who will hide once the skirt is gone at Qb.

    An embarrassment? You screen name is an embodiment of Pat’s fans….arrogant, entitled…..DB’s..fill in the letters ladies.
    ____________

    The next time you see me post something inaccurate will be the first, you bring this on yourself. The only team you will ever see me disrespect is the colts, they lost games on purpose in two different seasons to secure a franchise QB and are beneath contempt. My screen name is actually a shot at them but I wouldn’t expect you to be clever enough to figure that out.

    You will find ample posts on this site where I have called out Pats yahoos and implored them to respect an opponent. Other than the colts I don’t disrespect teams just their troll boys.

    I am more than capable of enough objective reasoning to call fool a fool. Post responsibly and intelligently and you will have less chaffing from those bunched up panties.

  25. He could be back in time for the Nov. 29 game against the Seahawks-
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    Whoa, whoa, whoa, slow down for a sec here. Wish the guy all the best, but he doesnt want that game no more than his family does. Seattle will be at their usual best that time of year, live to play another down Ben, take that wknd off.

  26. I am more than capable of enough objective reasoning to call fool a fool. Post responsibly and intelligently and you will have less chaffing from those bunched up panties.

    The panties belong to the arrogant chess player….your venom over a challenge is palatable. Let us judge what you are capable of after seeing your screen name …a fool…or just an arrogant fool. Lastly, who are you trying to convince yourself or others?

  27. Best game by far this week Steelers VS Raiders ,doesn’t get ant better than that ,smash mouth ,if that was Tommy girl hurting her ingrown toe he would have cried to the Refs ,
    Peace out go Steelers

  28. Hopefull his first game back will be against the bengals again! Geno loves the taste of rothwhateverburger! WHO DEY

  29. Life is sweet when your quarterback doesn’t throw back to back 4th quarter interceptions to give the game away. And instead actually leads a game winning drive.

  30. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Nov 8, 2015 8:53 PM

    I am more than capable of enough objective reasoning to call fool a fool. Post responsibly and intelligently and you will have less chaffing from those bunched up panties.

    The panties belong to the arrogant chess player….your venom over a challenge is palatable. Let us judge what you are capable of after seeing your screen name …a fool…or just an arrogant fool. Lastly, who are you trying to convince yourself or others?
    _____________

    How can you not see you do this to yourself?
    You got owned again and reverted to name calling. Maybe if you weren’t so obnoxious you wouldn’t find yourself embarrassed so often. Shut it down and ice up son, tomorrow is another day. Maybe you can try playing a little nicer in the sandbox and get a better result.

  31. Completely fed up with Ben standing back there forever, looking for a play that isn’t there, expecting the lineman to hold blocks until next Sunday. This is the second injury due to such nonsense. Throw the ball away or run to the sideline. Tomlin needs to put a stop to this, otherwise he will never play in another Superbowl again.

  32. carloswlassiter says:

    What would the fear be? The Patriots own the Steelers and have for years. In fact, you guys have never beaten the Patriots even once in a meaningful game.
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    Got amnesia carlos? The last time the Steelers won the Bowl they went up to Foxborough and kicked the living tar out of the Patriots.

    A few years ago they spanked the Patriots and Brady left the stadium crying.

    The delusion your crowd lives under is astounding.

  33. raiderapologist says:
    Nov 8, 2015 6:33 PM
    Check out the block that DeAngelo Williams put on Aldon Smith. It was a thing of beauty.

    That was indeed gorgeous, Portis used to do that on a regular, now RB’s just play pat..

  34. ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Nov 8, 2015 9:50 PM

    Got amnesia carlos? The last time the Steelers won the Bowl they went up to Foxborough and kicked the living tar out of the Patriots.

    A few years ago they spanked the Patriots and Brady left the stadium crying.
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    Your crowing about the 2008 regular season game in which the Steelers beat a non-playoff Patriot team lead by Matt Cassell?

    Congratulations!

    I said “meaningful” game – as in playoffs, and in those you guys have been owned, at home no less.

    The only good news for you is that Polomalu retired, since Brady used that guy for batting practice and regularly hung 50 on that big, bad, physical, Pittsburgh defense.

  35. Hate to see the nastiness coming out of people who are actually happy that Ben’s hurt . . . He is one of the top five QB’s in this league and takes a beating every game. The late hits he takes and never, ever, gets the flag is an embarrassment to the league. And he never complains or cries about it. . . . when the team loses, he takes the responsibility for it and never points a finger.

    Brady, Manning, and many other “elite” quarterbacks are quick to lay blame.

  36. ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Nov 8, 2015 9:50 PM

    Got amnesia carlos? The last time the Steelers won the Bowl they went up to Foxborough and kicked the living tar out of the Patriots.

    A few years ago they spanked the Patriots and Brady left the stadium crying

    since 1995 pats & Steelers have played 16 times, 10-6 pats. Steelers have won 2x @ Gillette, pats have won 5X in PA.

    that my friends is what we call “owned”

    and the Steelers can thank pollard for their 08 season.

  37. I said “meaningful” game – as in playoffs, and in those you guys have been owned, at home no less.

    Just off the top of my head i remember the steelers beating the pats in a meaningful in the late 90’s. The pats won twice in the 00’s during spygate. The steelers also own the better head to head overall record. How exactly is that being owned. Don’t think so.

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