Big Ben Out for the Season

Big Ben Out for the Season

Dean Neal, Reporter

On Monday, September 16, 2019 news on the  Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger came out that he would have to get a season ending elbow surgery after the 37 year old quarterback had an MRI on his right elbow. Since Ben will be out, second year quarterback Mason Rudolph will take over the position for the rest of the 2019-2020 NFL season. On Sunday, September 15, the 24 year old quarterback played his first professional game and, despite a loss to the seahawks 28-26, Mason had two passing touchdowns and 112 yards and one interception.

With Ben being 37 in his 15th season in the NFL, there has been a lot of questions whether he will be able to come  back and still be an efficient player.

“I’ve been informed that I need season ending surgery on my elbow to continue playing football at the level I expect. This is shocking and heartbreaking for me, to miss this much of a season and feel like I am letting down so many people. I can only trust God’s plan, but I am completely determined to battle through this challenge and come back stronger than ever next season. The Steelers committed three years to me this offseason and I fully intend to honor my contract and reward them with championship level play. I will do all I can to support Mason and the team this season to help win games. I love this game, my teammates, the Steelers organization and fans, and I feel in my heart I have a lot left to give,” Roethlisberger said about the season ending injury.

This will be hard on the Steelers and Ben. The team hopes he can have a speedy recovery and come back to the all time great quarterback that he is.