PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has issued a statement on his season-ending elbow injury.
Roethlisberger said in his statement:
“I’ve been informed that I need season ending surgery on my elbow to continue playing football at the level I expect. This is shocking and heartbreaking for me, to miss this much of a season and feel like I am letting down so many people. I can only trust God’s plan, but I am completely determined to battle through this challenge and come back stronger than ever next season. The Steelers committed three years to me this offseason and I fully intend to honor my contract and reward them with championship level play. I will do all I can to support Mason and the team this season to help win games. I love this game, my teammates, the Steelers organization and fans, and I feel in my heart I have a lot left to give.”
Roethlisberger injured his elbow in Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Roethlisberger left the game Sunday after showing visible discomfort with his throwing arm in the first half against Seattle.
Mason Rudolph filled in for Big Ben, who now gets an opportunity to run the offense for almost an entire season.