Ben Roethlisberger injury update Steelers QB doesnt need Tom

Ben Roethlisberger injury update Steelers QB doesnt need Tom


When the Steelers announced Monday that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would mi s the rest of the season with Mike Shannon Jersey an elbow injury, there was some uncertainty about when he would be able to return.

But there's good news: The 37-year-old veteran doesn't need Tommy John surgery on his right elbowand should"be fine for next season," Jack Flaherty Jersey according to .

"There is complete optimism that he will be ready to roll next season," onesource told ESPN. "No one is concerned that next year is going to be a problem."

Roethlisberger suffered the injury after attempting a pa s on the team's final po se sion Steve Carlton Jersey of the first half in last Sunday's lo s to the Seahawks. The six-time Pro Bowl quarterbackis set to undergo surgery this week.

Roethlisberger is under contract with the Steelers through 2021.

In Jason Motte Jersey the meantime, the Pittsburghoffense is in the hands of second-year quarterbackMason Rudolph. In his NFL debut last week, Rudolph completed12 of 19 pa ses for 112 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Coach Mike Tomlin said he is confident Rudolph is up to the challenge as the Steelers' starter.

Mason is capable, after the lo s to the Seahawks. Hes Vince Coleman Jersey been a part of this thing. Hes the backup quarterback. Were capable of functioning in a very normal manner when hes in there.

The Steelers face the 49ers in San Francisco Sunday at 4:25 p Andrew Knizner Jersey .m.

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