Report: Ben Roethlisberger out ‘at least a few weeks’ with mid-foot sprain

By Jesse Reed

Ben Roethlisberger will be unavailable for the Pittsburgh Steelers for “at least a few weeks” after suffering a mid-foot sprain on a sack from Aldon Smith of the Oakland Raiders, per Albert Breer of NFL Network.

Roethlisberger was having a huge game before the injury in his second game back from another injury that cost him four games. He had 334 yards, two touchdowns and an interception before Smith rolled up his ankle.

In particular, he got Antonio Brown back into the swing of things in a major way. Thanks to a little help from backup Landry Jones, No. 84 had 17 catches for 284 yards. He’ll be missing Big Ben, needless to say, for as long as the quarterback is out.

In related news, Pittsburgh’s offensive line must do a better job protecting Roethlisberger, or his career will continue to be marred with injuries.