The Pittsburgh Steelers have ruled quarterback Ben Roethlisberger out for the remainder of the season after verifying he requires surgery on his injured knee.
37, roethlisberger, sustained the injury while attempting a move at the second quarter of Sunday’s 28-26 defeat to the Seattle Seahawks at home.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said:”Ben Roethlisberger had an MRI on his right elbow Sunday evening and it had been decided from the Steelers’ medical team that operation will be required.
“We hope the surgery will be scheduled for this week. He will be set on our Reserve/Injured List and is out for the season”
The Steelers will be 0-2 to start the year for the second time in Roethlisberger livelihood.
Mason Rudolph, a third-round choice from the 2018 draft, entered the game with Roethlisberger hurt and completed 12 of 19 passes for 112 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
Rudolph becomes the starter this past week to the Steelers, who play the San Francisco 49ers.
Roethlisberger, who led the NFL signed.