Ben Roethlisberger Injury: Left Foot Sprained, Status Unknown for Next Sunday

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Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has a sprained left foot after being tackled from behind in the second-to-last series of the Steelers' 17-10 loss to the Houston Texans Sunday at Reliant Stadium. His status for next Sundat against the Tennessee Titans is uncertain.

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has a sprained left foot, according to ESPN, but his status is uncertain for the Steelers' game Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. So, fantasy owners, be wary.

A CT performed Monday on Roethlisberger's left foot was negative for a fracture.  The CT scan came about because an MRI on Sunday had indicated a possible fracture, but the test was inconclusive because of swelling in the foot.

Roethlisberger on Sunday said his foot was injured on the second-to-last series of the Steelers' 17-10 loss to the Houston Texans when he was tackled from behind. He remained in the game but had trouble walking afterward in the locker room. Sings pointed to a considerable injury when he was wearing a walking boot as he left the stadium.

Roethlisberger knows the feeling of a foot injury because he played part of last season with a broken right foot.

You know me -- if I can be out there, I'm going to be out there, he said Sunday. That's so for next week, too. If I can do it and if I have to cast it up...I'll do it.

Roethlisberger was sacked five times Sunday and hurried throughout the day behind an injury-plagued offensive line. However, as most QBs do and despite his injury, he took the blame for the Steelers' loss on his Twitter:

I've got to step up and make plays, he said. I've got to make it easier on my guys. I could have done more to help us win. I didn't do that [Sunday].

The team is waiting for some of the swelling to subside Monday morning before initiating more tests, including another MRI.

 

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