Steelers’ Roethlisberger leaves loss with elbow injury

Field Level Media

September 15, 2019 at 11:33 pm.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sat out the second half of Sunday’s game against the visiting Seattle Seahawks due to a right elbow injury.

He will undergo an MRI exam Monday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The team announced at halftime that Roethlisberger was questionable to return after he was hurt late in the second quarter.

Roethlisberger was seen grabbing at his elbow and shaking out his arm, but it’s unclear when he was hurt. He finished the Steelers’ last drive of the half, then went to the locker room briefly while the Seahawks had the ball, but returned to the sidelines before the half ended.

Second-year quarterback Mason Rudolph started the second half and played the rest of a game, with his rally falling short in a 28-26 loss. Rudolph finished 12 of 19 for 112 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, which came on his second pass after the ball went through the hands of wide receiver Donte Moncrief.

Rudolph’s touchdowns both went to tight end Vance McDonald, from 8 yards and 3 yards out. The latter got the Steelers within two with 5:34 to play, but Pittsburgh’s offense did not get the ball back.

Roethlisberger was 8 of 15 for 75 yards before departing the game, which the Steelers led 10-7 at the half.

Early in the fourth quarter, James Conner left with a knee injury and was ruled questionable to return. He did not come back, finishing with 11 carries for 33 yards and a touchdown.

Other Steelers who were hurt include safety Sean Davis (shoulder) and linebacker Vince Williams (hamstring).