Roethlisberger out for year, Brees to miss at least 6 weeks with injuries
A couple of Super Bowl winning quarterbacks have suffered major injuries that could derail the season for their respective teams.
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is out for the year after an MRI confirmed he needs elbow surgery on his throwing arm. Big Ben suffered the non-contact injury during the second quarter of the Steelers 28-26 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday and left the game, with Mason Rudolph playing the second half.
Ben Roethlisberger underwent an MRI on his right elbow that revealed he will need season-ending surgery this week. He will be placed on IR.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2019
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees was hit by LA Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald on his right thumb in the first quarter of Sunday’s 27-9 Rams win. Brees left the game in the first quarter and did not return, with Teddy Bridgewater playing the rest of the way. Brees will need surgery to repair a ligament tear in his thumb and will miss at least the next six weeks.
#Saints QB Drew Brees has a torn ligament in his throwing thumb and he’s going to require surgery, sources say. The timeframe depends on the surgery, but he’s likely out 6 weeks. That’s the initial estimate.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 16, 2019
The Saints are 1-1 and visit the Seahawks (2-0) on Sunday in Week Three, while the Steelers (0-2) come west to visit the 49ers (2-0).