A decision was expected to be made on Monday on whether Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will need elbow surgery.
That decision came down that he will indeed have surgery and miss the remainder of the 2019 season.
The 37-year-old exited late in the second quarter of Sunday’s 28-26 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, grabbing his throwing elbow after attempting a pass on the team’s final drive of the half.
Here is the moment Big Ben got injured:
Second-year quarterback Mason Rudolph nearly led the Steelers to a fourth-quarter comeback in his first career appearance, completing 12 of 19 attempts for 112 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He will likely take over the starting role going forward.