Report: Ben Roethlisberger, Injured Steelers QB, Has Sprained AC Joint

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What Ben Roethlisberger did Saturday was either downright stupid or the stuff of NFL legend. We’ll find out which next weekend.

The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback was carted off the field late in his team’s 18-16 comeback victory Saturday over the Cincinnati Bengals in their AFC Wild Card matchup, but later returned to lead the game-winning drive, which ended with Chris Boswell’s go-ahead, 35-yard field goal.

Roethlisberger didn’t say what his injury was Sunday but admitted he isn’t 100 percent healthy.

There is no official word on what the MRI revealed, but the injury is believed to be a sprained AC joint in Roethlisberger’s right shoulder, according to NFL Media’s Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport.  The injury to his throwing arm is nothing to take lightly, but a sprain certainly is better than a broken collarbone.

If the damage wasn’t severely worsened by Roethlisberger re-entering Saturday night’s game — or too severe in the first place — Roethlisberger will try to play Sunday when his Steelers visit the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional Playoff, per NFL Media’s Mike Silver.

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Thumbnail photo via Roethlisberger injury update

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