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.