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Ben Roethlisberger Had Elbow Pain before Seahawks Game

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PITTSBURGH — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had been dealing with some pain in his elbow in the week leading up to the Steelers 28-26 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, his teammates said Monday.

Roethlisberger left the game in the second quarter and will miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury that requires surgery.

Roethlisberger did not practice on Wednesday, but that has not been an uncommon occurrence for the 16th-year veteran. During Friday’s final tuneup for the Seahawks, Roethlisberger was photographed with tape on his elbow.

“The first I heard of it was really this past week,” backup quarterback Mason Rudolph said Monday. “Right after the New England, he was expressing some pain. That was first I had heard. You’d have to ask him or Coach Tomlin if it was pre-existing before that, but I have no clue.”

Roethlisberger did not appear to suffer any sort of significant impact during the game against the Seahawks, but was rubbing and shaking his arm during his final drive in the second quarter.

The Steelers said that after an MRI on Monday, that Roethlisberger will undergo surgery this week and miss the rest of the season.

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Delivers Pizzas to Steelers Fans

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is bringing some joy to fans during tough times.

Smith-Schuster spent his Tuesday afternoon delivering pizzas for PizzaHut, and even took the time to snap a pic with a young fan, courtesy of JimStamm22 on Twitter.

A fan favorite, Smith-Schuster is entering his fourth season in Pittsburgh.

After an explosive sophomore season in 2018, Smith-Schuster battled injuries and inconsistent quarterback play that combined for a lackluster 2019.

With the return of franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Smith-Schuster appears primed to deliver more than pizzas this upcoming season.

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Report: Steelers to Hold Training Camp at Team Facility, Not at Saint Vincent College

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It looks like the Steelers will be staying home for training camp this August.

According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday, the league has informed teams that they must hold training camp at their facilities later this summer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Steelers will now be conducting training camp on the South Side, instead of their traditional summer home of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, snapping a 54-year streak.

The league still plans for training camp to begin on time, but has made no announcement on changes to the season or whether games will have fans.

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Steelers Honor 2020 Graduates at Heinz Field

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are showing love to the 2020 graduates that had their senior years cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The team honored this year’s graduating class by displaying a congratulatory message on the scoreboard at Heinz Field Friday night.

A few current and former Steelers players also voiced their support on social media, including running back James Conner, defensive end Cam Heyward and retired defensive end Brett Keisel.

“Keep focused, keep chasing your dreams,” Conner said. “I know 2020’s been a wild year, but just stay focused, stay locked in. I know you guys are all going to go and accomplish great things.”

Students across the Pittsburgh area have been forced to finish the school year from home, and have unfortunately had to miss out on some of life’s biggest milestones, such as prom and graduation day.

It’s great to see the Steelers doing their part to make students feel celebrated and recognized.

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