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Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger undergoes surgery

Chris Adamski
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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger plays against the Seahawks Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 at Heinz Field.

Seven days after the Pittsburgh Steelers announced Ben Roethlisberger would miss the remainder of the season, the team confirmed he underwent elbow surgery Monday.

A statement released via the team’s website and attributed to Steelers director of communications Burt Lauten read: “Ben Roethlisberger had successful surgery on his right elbow on Monday in Los Angeles at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the procedure in consultation with Steelers Team Physician Jim Bradley, who began his career at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. … Once Ben returns to Pittsburgh, he immediately will begin working with the Steelers’ medical staff on his rehabilitation, and he is expected to make a full recovery and return to the field for the 2020 NFL season.”

In Roethlisberger’s stead, Mason Rudolph has taken over as the starter and made his first career start Sunday. The Steelers lost that game at the San Francisco 49ers, 24-20.

The Steelers have not had a losing season since Roethlisberger was drafted in 2004. They are 0-3 heading into Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals this week.

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Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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