Ben Roethlisberger Injured Both of His Knees, Steelers Hope He’ll Play against Bengals

Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger in 2017. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to a comeback win over Dallas Cowboys over the weekend seems to have been taken a toll on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

According to a recent report by NFL Networks’ Ian Rapoport, Roethlisberger injured both of his knees against the Cowboys. Fortunately, the 38-year-old QB reportedly avoided a major injury, but his status for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati Bengals remains up in the air.

Following tests done on Monday, Steelers are optimistic that Roethlisberger will manage to play, but the final decision will be made based on the player’s ability to practice during the weekend.

“Ben was able to go back into the game and finish the game,” said Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin when asked about Roethlisberger. “I’m sure there’ll be bumps and bruises associated with play.”

It would be a tough blow for the Steelers if Ben Roethlisberger can’t suit up against the Bengals, especially since the team is looking to stay perfect in 2020. Pittsburgh is currently 8-0 this season and remain the only unbeaten team in the NFL.

Roethlisberger, who missed the better part of last season with an elbow injury, is enjoying an impressive campaign so far. He is completing career-high 68.1 percent of his passes and has thrown for 1,934 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2020.