Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would like to come back after the team’s bye week, but it sounds like the chances of that happening are slim.
Roethlisberger is dealing with a knee injury and is no sure-thing for Pittsburgh’s Week 9 game against the Baltimore Ravens, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Citing a source, Schefter reports that Roethlisberger could be “still a few weeks out” when it comes to his recovery.
That means Landry Jones will likely have to start another game at quarterback. Jones started against the New England Patriots in Week 7 and while he wasn’t terrible by any means, the Steelers definitely didn’t look like themselves. Jones completed 29 of 47 passes for 281 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
The Steelers will face the rival Ravens next, in a game that could be big in deciding the AFC North down the line. It would be a big deal for the Steelers if Roethlisberger has to miss any extra time.
Roethlisberger, 34, has completed 145 of 226 passes (64.2 percent) for 1,685 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions in six games this season. He missed four games due to injury last season as well. The Steelers are currently in first place in the AFC North with a 4-3 record.