Tough times at Heinz Field right now. Ben Roethlisberger appears to have injured his left ankle after getting sacked by the Browns’ Scott Paxson in the 2nd quarter. The lower part of Roethlisberger’s leg was rolled up on by Paxson and bent in a way that it isn not supposed to.
Roethlisberger walked off the field with assistance and wasn’t putting much, if any, weight on his left leg. Backup QB Charlie Batch replaced him.
Video of the hit has found it’s way online as well…
Alex Flanagan from NFL Network reports that Roethlisberger had x-rays taken on his ankle and they came back negative. The Steelers still don’t know the extent of the injury though. Probably won’t for a few days. She also reports that Hines Ward is the Steelers backup QB in the 2nd half.
Now this is remarkable. Roethlisberger is playing in the 2nd half…after that. He’s back!