The rumors have been swirling about the severity of the right shoulder injury suffered Monday night by Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
The usually reliable John Clayton of ESPN reported Tuesday morning that there isn\’t anything official as of yet but he\’s getting the feeling that Roethlisberger\’s injury is a “bad separation”. Clayton added, “you sure get the feeling that the team is prepared not to have him there this week”. He also said “There\’s a decent chance, hard to say how long he\’s going to be out, he could be out for both Baltimore games.
Keep in mind that this is more speculation on the part of Clayton as everything from a torn labrum to a simple shoulder separation has been speculated up until this point. In short, nobody knows for sure what the severity of the injury really is.
Head coach Mike Tomlin refused to speculate about the injury during his post game press conference, but he should be able to provide some clarity in a few more hours when he holds his normal Tuesday press conference. Until then, take everything that you hear with a grain of salt.