What does this injury mean for the Steelers?
What does the recent Ben Roethlisberger injury mean for the Pittsburgh Steelers? The Steelers starting Quarterback is out due to an elbow injury. The QB has announced that this injury will leave him out for the season. Pittsburgh is already having a rough start to the season and losing their QB could create a large disaster.
Ben’s elbow injury
Ben Roethlisberger AKA Big Ben is the starting quarter back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Big Ben walked off the football field on Sunday the 15th with a loss and an elbow injury ending the 37-year-old’s 15th season just two weeks in. He has planned to undergo surgery on his right elbow. Ben has called his injury “shocking and heartbreaking”. Roethlisberger did make it a point to say that his career is not over. He does plan to continue supporting his team.
Can the Steelers handle the loss?
The Steelers are already off to a horrible start this season. Losing to the New England Patriots by a blowout in week 1, failing to rebound in week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks, and now losing their starting Quarterback. Heading into the season, the Steelers were viewed as one of the AFC’s most powerful contenders. Unfortunately Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell both left the team. However Roethlisberger, James Conner, JuJu Smith-Schuster and a strong looking defense presented a hopeful outcome for the Steelers.
Although Mason Rudolph gave us a glimpse of hope and he seemed to have a very similar style to Ben. The offense losing their leader creates a problem. He held things together when things seem to get out of hand. The new bright backup Quarterback seems to be able to play well however he doesn’t have the respect and experience that Big Ben has established.
Let’s see where the season takes us!
I could be being too hard on the team seeing its only week 2 but things are not looking up for the team right now. The odd side of things is that in 2004 Steelers quarterback Tommy Maddox suffered a right elbow injury that knocked him out for six weeks. Maddox then handed the reins to rookie Ben Roethlisberger and almost 15 years later to the exact date Ben is now in the same boat. I guess we have to see what the Steelers can do before it’s too late.