Ben Roethlisberger out for season, to have surgery

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passes against the New England Patriots in the first half an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

PITTSBURGH (WTAJ) — Steelers Quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger will have surgery and miss the rest of the season, according to the team.

The team released a statement Monday. Roethlisberger sustained the injury during Sunday’s game against Seattle. He missed the second half.

Ben Roethlisberger had an MRI on his right elbow Sunday evening and it was determined by the Steelers’ medical team that surgery will be required. We expect the surgery will be scheduled for this week. He will be placed on our Reserve/Injured List and is out for the season.

Ben Roethlisberger also released a statement.

I’ve been informed that I need season ending surgery on my elbow to continue playing football at the level I expect. This is shocking and heartbreaking for me, to miss this much of a season and feel like I am letting down so many people. I can only trust God’s plan, but I am completely determined to battle through this challenge and come back stronger than ever next season. The Steelers committed three years to me this offseason and I fully intend to honor my contract and reward them with championship level play. I will do all I can to support Mason and the team this season to help win games. I love this game, my teammates, the Steelers organization and fans, and I feel in my heart I have a lot left to give.

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