Roethlisberger won't play in Sunday's game against the Lions.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Steelers will be without their starting quarterback on Sunday.

The team announced that Ben Roethlisberger was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and would not be starting on Sunday against the Lions.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Roethlisberger self-reported symptoms of COVID-19 and tested positive for the virus.

It’s widely believed that Mason Rudolph will start at quarterback in place of Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday with the team due to other lingering injuries, giving Rudolph reps with the first-team offense during the week.

This is yet another injury the Steelers are dealing with on offense, as wide receiver Chase Claypool will also not play due to a toe injury.

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