Ben Roethlisberger Out 4-6 Weeks With MCL Sprain (Video)
The news may be bad for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it could have been so much worse, as the MRI on Ben Roethlisberger‘s left knee revealed that the Steelers quarterback only suffered an MCL sprain during Sunday’s 12-6 win over the Rams.
The injury occurred with 5:35 remaining in the third quarter, as Rams safety Mark Barron rolled up onto Roethlisberger’s knee while sacking the Pro Bowl play-caller. After hobbling off the field and being carted to the locker room, many feared the worst, but the results from Sunday night’s MRI have given the Steelers reason for optimism. That’s because while a torn MCL would have meant the end of Big Ben’s season, the sprain is expected to keep him sidelined for only 4-6 weeks—and knowing Roethlisberger, he could be back even sooner than that if they find a good enough knee brace for him.
Here’s a look at the play that has cost the Steelers their starting QB for at least the next couple of games: