The Steelers are simply two video games into the 2021 NFL season however already, their beginning quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, is nursing an harm.
Roethlisberger, 39, is coping with an harm to a pectoral muscle. And coach Mike Tomlin and the Steelers are approaching it with warning.
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Tomlin stated that Roethlisberger’s preparation can be affected by the harm, per NFL Community’s Aditi Kinkhabwala. He additionally would not decide to Roethlisberger taking part in towards the Bengals in Week 3.
“We might higher be able to be adjustable,” Tomlin stated.
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Extra must be revealed about Roethlisberger’s follow standing because the week goes on. On the very least, he seems day-to-day and can in all probability get a “questionable” designation forward of Week 3.
If Roethlisberger cannot play, the Steelers will possible depend on Mason Rudolph to start out in his place. Rudolph has appeared in 15 video games throughout his profession and has made 9 begins, most of which got here in the course of the 2019 season.
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Rudolph has accomplished 61.7 p.c of his passes for two,089 yards, 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He beat Dwayne Haskins for the first backup job after an intense preseason battle.
Talking of Haskins, he would emerge because the backup to Rudolph if Roethlisberger misses time. Haskins was the fifteenth general decide within the 2019 NFL Draft by Washington and made 13 begins over two disappointing years there. He has a 3-10 file as a starter and accomplished 60.1 p.c of his passes for two,804 yards, 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in Washington.