Steel­ers' Roeth­lis­berger un­der­goes knee surgery

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

The Steel­ers will likely face the Pa­tri­ots with­out Ben Roeth­lis­berger. A per­son with knowl­edge of the pro­ce­dure says the Steel­ers quar­ter­back un­der­went surgery to re­pair the menis­cus in his left knee.

The Pitts­burgh Steel­ers will likely head into their show­down with Tom Brady and the New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots with­out Ben Roeth­lis­berger.

A per­son with knowl­edge of the pro­ce­dure says the Steel­ers quar­ter­back un­der­went surgery to re­pair the menis­cus in his left knee on Mon­day.

The per­son spoke to The Associated Press on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause the team had not re­leased de­tails on the na­ture of the in­jury.

Roeth­lis­berger tweaked the knee in the sec­ond quar­ter of Sun­day’s 30-15 loss to the Mi­ami Dol­phins and left briefly be­fore re­turn­ing. He un­der­went an MRI on Sun­day night, which re­vealed the ex­tent of the dam­age.

Roeth­lis­berger’s in­jury was first re­ported by the Pitts­burgh Post-Gazette.

There is no timetable on Roeth­lis­berger’s re­turn. Landry Jones will take snaps with the starters this week. Jones played in seven games last sea­son while fill­ing in for Roeth­lis­berger, throw­ing for 513 yards with three touch­downs and four in­ter­cep­tions.

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