The Steelers have officially ruled quarterback Ben Roethlisberger out of Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns, the team announced in an addendum to its injure report on Friday.
Head coach Mike Tomlin had told reporters on Tuesday that Roethlisberger will not play and Mason Rudolph will start in his place.
Roethlisberger did not practice all week, with Rudolph filling in.
The Steelers’ veteran quarterback has played in all 15 games this season since returning from the elbow injury that cost him almost all of 2019.
Roethlisberger leads the NFL in pass attempts (608) and completions (399) entering the final week of the season. He’s thrown for 3,803 yards, 33 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Rudolph, who played extensively while filling in for Roethlisberger in 2019, has played sparingly in 2020, appearing in just four games and completing three of four passes for nine yards.