A Star QB Is Done for the Season

Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger suffers an elbow injury
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2019 11:17 AM CDT
Ben Roethlisberger Out for the Season
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger heads to the locker room as time runs out in a 28-26 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Roethlisberger did not play the second half of the game.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-2. That's bad. This is much worse for the team's fans: Star QB Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season with an elbow injury, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Roethlisberger left Sunday's game against Seattle in the second quarter and did not return. The team has not provided details about the injury itself, but coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement that Roethlisberger will undergo surgery soon. “He will be placed on our Reserved/Injured list and is out for the season.” USA Today notes that "Big Ben," 37, has never missed more than four games in any season during his 15-year career. (More Ben Roethlisberger stories.)

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