Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he knee is fine after leaving his team’s win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
Roethlisberger missed just one series at the very end of the first half before returning and leading the Steelers to a come-from-behind 24-19 victory.
“Someone hit me right on the side of the knee,” Roethlisberger said. “I feel like it kind of bent my knee a little bit. It’s part of the game of football. Guys get hit all the time.”
Roethlisberger initially stayed in the game and led the Steelers to a touchdown on that drive, but after the score left for the visitor’s locker room at AT&T Stadium. Mason Rudolph took over for the final drive.
“I just had some discomfort, so we thought at the end of the half, we’d head in and get it looked at,” Roethlisberger said. “Doc just wanted me to keep him updated in the second half. I was just keeping it loose and keeping it warm.”
Roethlisberger returned and played the entire second half and said he doesn’t expect there to be any lingering impacts from the hit.
“I’ll be fine,” he said.