Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to Miss 4-6 Weeks

By Staff  |  10/19/2016

Ben Roethlisberger

Following knee surgery earlier this week, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is expected to miss four to six weeks, reports ESPN.

Ben underwent surgery in his left knee for a torn meniscus, and the surgeon has given a 4-6 week timetable for his return.

"Doc says my knee looked good, but there still was some stuff in there from when I had my bone bruise last season in St. Louis," Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday (Oct. 18). "He said that might keep me out a little longer than just a simple meniscus tear. Maybe an extra week or so. But, there's no way to put an exact timetable on it. It all depends on my pain and how I feel."

Ben suffered the injury during Pittsburgh's loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday (Oct. 16). He did finish out the game, despite the injury.

In Ben's absence, Landry Jones will start Sunday (Oct. 23) against the Patriots.