Ben Roethlisberger Suffers Injury in Loss to the Dolphins

Roethlisberger suffered a torn meniscus during Sunday's defeat to the Miami Dolphins, complaining during the game that he "felt something funny" in his knee after missing part of the second quarter.

Ben Roethlisberger had arthroscopic knee surgery on his left knee Monday morning, but the Pittsburgh Steelers are uncertain when their star quarterback will return. Roethlisberger threw and interception and was injured on the play.

With no definitive timetable for his return, Pittsburgh will turn to backup Landry Jones to temporarily fill the void under center. He started two games last season and had three touchdowns and four interceptions, completing 32 of 55 passes for 513 yards.

It was later found out that Big Ben's injury was a torn meniscus in his left knee. He underwent surgery Monday. Jones heave fell incomplete and Roethlisberger returned on the ensuring drive. While Roethlisberger prides himself on his toughness, he won't be in the lineup when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots visit on Sunday.

The Steelers went 1-1 in those games, though the victory comes with an asterisk because he left early with an ankle injury and Roethlisberger came on to guide a blowout of Cleveland. Players say it made a big difference.

Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley will have to dial back the play calls and create a whole new scheme for Jones on Sunday.

The injury couldn't have come at a worse time for the Steelers.

"I think we still have a ways to go", Ajayi said, "but I think we were able to showcase what we can be as a team if we work together".

Miami rushed for a season-best 222 yards and Tannehill, the NFL's most sacked quarterback since 2012, didn't get sacked.



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