PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback will reportedly undergo knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins.
Our news partners at the Post-Gazette report that Roethlisberger has a torn meniscus in his left knee that will require surgery.
There’s no word on how long Roethlisberger could be sidelined after the surgery.
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Roethlisberger finished 19 for 34 for 189 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He hobbled to the locker room and missed one series late in the second quarter when he hyperextended his knee scrambling on a play that resulted in an interception by Reshad Jones.
“That’s when our doctor thinks it happened.he thinks he grabbed my right foot and my left leg kind of hyperextended,” Roethlisberger said. “I don’t know when I did it, I just know it happened before the throw.”
After the game, Roethlisberger had ice on both knees and a bruise in the middle of his back. An MRI on his knee was planned.
“If you’re going to have a knee injury, you don’t want anything deal with the ligaments, so the fact the he’s going to have surgery, which puts him out at least a week, but it’s conceivable that he could be back after the bye week…the bye week is just coming up at the perfect time for the Steelers,” KDKA Radio and 93.7 The Fan Sports Director Jeff Hathhorn tells the “KDKA Morning News.”
Roethlisberger also tweaked his right knee on the Steelers’ final play.
Landry Jones is expected to start next week against the New England Patriots.
Roethlisberger missed four games last year due to injuries but previously hadn’t missed a game since 2012.
Miami won 30-15 Sunday.