11 October 2005

Tuesday Morning Monday Night Football Report

Great Steelers-Chargers game. Competitive right up until the end. But when Roethlisberger got hurt and they showed the replay, it looked to me like he might be a victim of the dreaded posterior cruciate ligament tear. At the very least he hyperextended his knee. A ligament tear is a worst-case scenario.

But if it is the case, then he'll be out for the season and so will the Steelers, probably. That would be very bad news indeed.

This game also showed that the Bengals aren't the only team with a penchant for penalties.

UPDATE: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports:

The early prognosis on Roethlisberger is this: His knee was hypextended when he threw a 9-yard pass to Antwaan Randle El and Chargers defensive end Luis Castillo rolled into his left leg as it was planted on the turf.

Roethlisberger was scheduled to have a magnetic resonance imaging exam this morning, shortly after the team's chartered plane arrived in Pittsburgh. The Steelers did not make any official comment on Roethlisberger.

If you need any more information you can always stop in at Martino's on Vine, the local Steelers fan hangout.

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