Steeler fans held their breath on Sunday when they saw Ben Roethlisberger go down grabbing at his knee after being hit viciously. He did end up finishing that drive with a 17-yard touchdown pass to James Washington but went to the locker room before the half ended to be evaluated by the Steelers medical staff. He had a noticeable limp but walked off the field and into the locker room on his own. Once he was evaluated the Steelers medical staff deemed him eligible to return in the second half, but they wanted him to keep them informed on how he was feeling throughout the game.
“Someone hit me right on the side of the knee,” Roethlisberger said. “Felt like it kind of bent my knee a little bit. Part of the game of football. Guys get hit all the time. Have some discomfort and so we thought, end of the half, we’ll head in and get it looked at. Doc just wanted me to keep him updated the second half, so I was just keeping it loose and keeping it warm.”
It is now being reported by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network that Roethlisberger injured both of his knees against the Cowboys. He did have tests done today and those tests showed there is cautious optimism that he will be good to go. Ben also said during his postgame press conference that he will be fine and he thanked the media for asking him about his injury. Roethlisberger will get a few days off and should be watched throughout the week to see if he ends up on the injury report. It sounds like he's ready to go on Sunday against the Bengals though.