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Ouch! Backup QB Batch Breaks Collarbone on Busted Play

Batch on the play he got hurt

You could tell from the word go it wasn’t going to be good.  If you thought that – you were right.  For the Steelers, they continue to be hit with the injury big hard and heavy, and tonight vs the Eagles in the first half they lost their backup QB – Charlie Batch, to a broken collarbone.

The injury took place in the second quarter of their preseason game vs the Eagles, when Batch took the snap and looked back to handoff to Mewelde Moore.  Moore was nowhere to be found, going the other way, leaving Batch out to dry.  The veteran QB took off, and actually broke two tackles and scrambled for six yards.  Problem was he dropped his shoulder on the tackle, and suffered the injury.

For now the Steelers are without a veteran backup QB, as they have rookie Dennis Dixon on the roster, and rookie Mike Potts.  It’s not known how long Batch will be out, and or if the Steelers will look for another veteran QB if Batch is going to be out for a long peroid of time.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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