According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday he suffered a subluxation to the index finger on his throwing hand Sunday in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Ben has sublexation of R forefinger. Says no big deal and wont affect him when Steelers resume play at Jets in two weeks
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) October 1, 2013
Roethlisberger said following the game during his talk with the media that the injured finger was fine and on Tuesday reaffirmed that.
A subluxation is really just a dislocation, so there’s really nothing to worry about here and Roethlisberger is expected to be ready to face the New York Jets following the bye week.
Roethlisberger injured the finger on the fourth quarter touchdown pass to wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery. On the play, the Steelers quarterback hit hands with Vikings defensive lineman Everson Griffen during his follow-through.