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.
PITTSBURGH (GSM) – The Pittsburgh Steelers released a new video to galvanize support from fans for the upcoming season. Running back James Conner is seen running through Pittsburgh’s South Side on Hot Metal Bridge, the University of Pittsburgh and other parts of the city with a voiceover.
The Steelers open the 2019 season in Foxboro against the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (GSM) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster left practice with a groin injury this week. He intends on playing against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, despite being listed as questionable.
In head coach Mike Tomlin’s weekly press conference, Brian Cook asked about two young wideouts who could also be worked into the mix this weekend, after their performance on Dec. 16 against the New England Patriots.
PITTSBURGH (GSM) – The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Carolina Panthers 52-21 on Thursday Night Football. This was highest amount of points any one team has scored at Heinz Field.
In a one-sided game, Pittsburgh had 7 different players score touchdowns in the game. Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger connected on a 75-yard touchdown on the first play of their opening drive. Also finding the endzone were Vance McDonald, James Conner, Antonio Brown, Jesse James and Jaylen Samuels.
Roethlisberger was perfect from the pocket as he secured a 158.3 passing percentage. The best in his career.
The Steelers have Jaguars and Broncos on the road before they return to Heinz Field on December 2 to face the Chargers.