Ben Roethlisberger among 4 new Steelers added to Reserve/COVID-19 list

Report: Roethlisberger dealing with injuries to both knees

Ben Roethlisberger and three others have been added to the Pittsburgh Steelers' reserve/COVID-19 list.

The decision means they must remain isolated for five days and will not be permitted to train in the Steelers' UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.

While Roethlisberger has not tested positive, he has been deemed a high-risk contact and must isolate for five days.

Each player would need to pass COVID-19 tests - and produce back-to-back negative test results - before potentially becoming eligible to play Week 10.

All players are permitted to take part in virtual meetings.

Roethlisberger and the four players moved to reserve on Tuesday are eligible to be activated Saturday, when the Steelers are scheduled to hold their final team walkthrough before playing the Bengals the next day. McDonald missed Friday's practice with an "illness" according to the team's injury report, but travelled to Dallas with the team and played 24 snaps total against the Cowboys, 20 on offence and four on special teams. Sources say he will be allowed to visit the team's training facility to rehab his knee that he injured over the weekend. Hours after winning in Baltimore on November 1, Ravens defensive back Marlon Humphrey tested positive, forcing the Steelers to spend last week in the league's intensive protocol program. The Steelers are the NFL's only unbeaten team and are off to the first 8-0 start in franchise history.

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