Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will miss the rest of the 2019 season with an elbow injury, the team announced on Monday.
Roethlisberger injured his right, throwing elbow and left the team’s home opening loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in the second quarter and did not return.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed on Monday that Roethlisberger had an MRI and that surgery will be required, ending the 37-year-old’s season.
“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,” Tomlin said in a statement. “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.”
In two games, Roethlisberger completed 35 of 62 passes for 351 yards, no touchdowns and one interception.
He was replaced by second-year quarterback Mason Rudolph. Rudolph finished 12 of 19 for 112 yards and two touchdowns.
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