The Pittsburgh Steelers finally became fully healthy just a few weeks ago and now the biggest pieces of the puzzle may now be out.
According The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Ben Roethlisberger suffered a torn meniscus during the Steelers game vs the Dolphins Sunday, on this play specifically:
Big ben will need surgery to repair his knee.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a torn meniscus in left knee and will have surgery Monday morning. No timetable for his return.
— Ron Cook (@RonCookPG) October 17, 2016
Though there is no time table for his return, Cook added that in a best-case scenario, Roethlisberger may only miss one game. The next game of the Steeler’s schedule is game is against the Patriots, with their bye week following. He would presumably be back for the game following that Sunday off.
Landry Jones, who took over under center for the injured Roethlisberger Sunday, will take over the best offense in the league. Jones did not play well in relief of Roethlisberger last year, completing 32 of 55 passes for 513 yards, three touchdowns, four interceptions, and a 77.3 passer rating. He didn’t much on Sunday, throwing just one pass before Roethlisberger re-entered the game (CBS Sports).