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Rib injury forced Ben Roethlisberger out of Sunday’s game

Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the second half of their game Sunday in Oakland with Ben Roethlisberger still in the locker room. Shortly afterward, the reason for this was revealed, as Roethlisberger suffered a rib injury and was deemed questionable to return.

Big Ben suffered the injury just before halftime when he took a hit to the upper body.

Before exiting, the Steelers quarterback had completed 18-of-22 passes for 164 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.

Backup quarterback Joshua Dobbs replaced him in the starting lineup to open the second half.