PITTSBURGH (GSM) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger underwent surgery on his right elbow after leaving the game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 15.
Reports suggested that he didn’t need Tommy John surgery which will enable him to be fully healed by the 2020 NFL season.
The following statement was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday:
Ben Roethlisberger had successful surgery on his right elbow on Monday in Los Angeles at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the procedure in consultation with Steelers Team Physician Jim Bradley, who began his career at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.
Once Ben returns to Pittsburgh, he immediately will begin working with the Steelers’ medical staff on his rehabilitation, and he is expected to make a full recovery and return to the field for the 2020 NFL season.
Statement from Team Spokesman Burt Lauten on Ben Roethlisberger’s surgery: https://t.co/dVW6wH8WjA
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 24, 2019