Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger undergoes surgery
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.”
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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.
Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .