Tomlin: Roethlisberger, Cam Heyward out this week

The Pittsburgh Steelers injury woes continue, and Ben Roethlisberger's torn meniscus seems to be the cherry on top for the black and gold.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger underwent "successful" arthroscopic surgery on his left knee this morning.

Mike Tomlin's statement said that the Steelers are "confident" that Roethlisberger does not have a long-term injury.

There is no timetable on Roethlisberger's return.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will likely head into their showdown with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots without Ben Roethlisberger. When he's healthy, he'll be back to us.

A very shaky start for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Miami got worse when Roethlisberger left midway through the second quarter with the knee injury. He was hurt on a play in which he was intercepted by Dolphins safety Reshad Jones. In his absence, the Steelers turned to Landry Jones and Michael Vick to fill in, and the Steelers managed to go 3-1 in his absence. Through his first three National Football League seasons he has thrown for three touchdowns, four interceptions and 513 yards on 32-of-56 passing.

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

Jones, who hadn't thrown a pass this season, made two starts in place of an injured Roethlisberger in 2015.

The Steelers are 4-2 on the season after falling to Miami on Sunday.

“This guy is a really good college player and now he has the tools around to get the job done, ” guard Ramon Foster said.

Tomlin defended keeping Roethlisberger in the game, saying that the medical staff gave Big Ben clearance to remain in the game after being evaluated in the locker room after suffering the injury.



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