The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger this Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens after a freak injury he got from last Monday night’s game in Pittsburgh. The Steelers barely squeaked by the Kansas City Chiefs in that game in overtime, but were able to limp away with a three-point win. The Steelers Roethlisberger suffered an injured shoulder and rib injury that could be potentially lethal if he played this Sunday night. The game should still be exciting, but will not be the same without Ben.
Roethlisberger went down against the Chiefs after a hard sack in which Big Ben fell awkwardly on the ball and his shoulder. The injury actually made it so that a rib of Roethlisberger was pressing on his Aorta. This injury is very rare, and could cause him to miss up to 6 games. This could not come at a worse time, as the Steelers have been playing good ball and have a 6-3 record. It also could not be any worse timing as they are set to play the AFC North leading Baltimore Ravens who are 7-2.
Pittsburgh has shown an ability to win without Ben in the past, however, and Coach Mike Tomlin has a real can do/next man up attitude. It is not just an attitude though and you can tell it is something he truly believes in. The confidence he gives his players is amazing, but they will need a great team effort come Sunday. One thing that certainly will be on their side will be the hometown crowd at Heinz Field.