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Ben Roethlisberger to Have Elbow Surgery; Done for the Season

The worst fear for Steelers fans has come true – QB Ben Roethlisberger is done for the season as he will have elbow surgery.

The Steelers starter since 2004 injured his throwing elbow during the teams 28-26 home loss Sunday to the Seattle Seahawks.

With Roethlisberger done for the season, the starting QB job will belong to backup Mason Rudolph – similar to the situation when Roethlisberger became the starter in 2004 when Tommy Maddox injured his elbow in a week two loss at Baltimore.

The Steelers moved Josh Dobbs to the Jags last week, and Schefter reports that Devlin Hodges will likely get inked off the practice squad to be the backup for Rudolph.

Statement by Mike Tomlin on Ben Roethlisberger:

“Ben Roethlisberger had an MRI on his right elbow Sunday evening and it was determined by the Steelers’ medical team that surgery will be required. We expect the surgery will be scheduled for this week. He will be placed on our Reserve/Injured List and is out for the season.”

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.



  1. Dave B.

    September 16, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    2019 is going to a long year , theres no way around it . One good thing is the Steelers are going to find out if Mason Rudolph is the teams QB of the future . Otherwise , very sad and very frustrating . Best of luck to Ben on his rehab .

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