Quarterback Injuries: Seasons Altered

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November 12, 2012; Pittsburgh , PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass under pressure from Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston (50) during the first half of the game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE


As if Sunday wasn’t bad enough, Monday night’s contest also brought a disastrous pair of injuries to the Steelers report. Ryan Clark suffered his second concussion of the season in the 4th quarter after bending his neck backwards colliding with Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe. This happened after Ben Roethlisberger left early the third quarter with an undetermined right shoulder injury after being sandwiched and thrown to the turf by Chiefs Tamba Hali and Justin Houston.

The initial reaction was some sort of sprain, and there appears to be a large chance of a dislocation according to injury reports surfacing this morning. More tests are going to be conducted today, but it is likely Big Ben misses several games. That comes as a huge blow for a Steelers team that had just started settling into a groove on both sides of the ball, winning four straight after escaping the Chiefs in overtime last night. No one likes injuries, but a message to Bengals fans: I know it’s hard, but try not to cry too much. And I’m sure Ben appreciates all of the get-well cards from Cincinnati.


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