Ben Roethlisberger In Walking Boot & On Crutches After Injuring Left Foot Against Texans
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in his post game press conference that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was getting x-rays on his left foot following the 17-10 loss to the Houston Texans this afternoon and he is scheduled for an MRI on Monday according to the early reports. Roethlisberger exited the shower after the game on crutches and had his left foot in a walking boot. He told reporters after the game that he was uncertain about his status for this coming Sunday, but added that if he can be out there he will be out there.
Roethlisberger said he was injured during the Steelers second to last series when he was tackled from behind. He was also hit low and late by Texans defensive end J.J. Watt while standing in his own endzone during the Steelers final drive. Roethlisberger had already delivered the pass when Watts hit him low. The his caused the leg of Roethlisberger to buckle underneath him, but he got up and limped on to finish out the game.
Roethlisberger was not the only injury suffered today as defensive end Aaron Smith suffered a mid foot sprain. He was also seen in a walking boot after the game. Running back Rashard Mendenhall suffered a hamstring injury and the seriousness of it is not yet known. Linebacker Jason Worilds suffered a left quad injury and linebacker James Harrison sustained a right eye injury that caused him to have double-vision for a while. He later returned to the game.