A terrible day for the Pittsburgh Steelers just took a devastating turn for the worse, as the team now finds themselves without their most important player.
Ben Roethlisberger's injury is a serious one.
The Steelers' quarterback suffered a knee injury during Sunday's 30-15 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Roethlisberger was seen limping while on his way to the locker room, but returned in the second half.
According Ron Cook of the Post-Gazette, an MRI revealed that 'Big Ben' tore his meniscus in his left knee and is scheduled to undergo surgery on Monday.
The team has yet to release a timeline for his return, but any extended time without him could prove disastrous for this season.
As per Cook, backup Landry Jones will now start in place of Roethlisberger. A former fourth-round pick, Jones has appeared in 11 NFL games and started two games for Pittsburgh when Roethlisberger went down with an injury. In limited action, he has completed 32 of his 52 pass attempts for 513 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions.
He will have a tough test in Week 7, as the Steelers take on the New England Patriots.
Source: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette · Photo Credit: Images Courtesy of Keystone Press