Rothlisberger Has Torn Ligaments, Still a ‘Chance’ to Play Against Broncos
It was revealed today that not only does Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback Ben Rothlisberger have an AC joint sprain, he also has torn ligaments in his shoulder but still might play against the Broncos in Sunday's divisional playoff game.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Head Coach Mike Tomlin says there is still a "chance" Rothlisberger plays Sunday against the Broncos. It is possible he won't be a full participant in practice until at least Friday. Backup quarterback, Landry Jones will be taking most of the practice snaps.
It's hard to imagine a guy with torn ligaments in his shoulder will be throwing the football very far a week after suffering the injury, but Rothlisberger is probably the toughest quarterback in the NFL, so it would not be surprising at all to see him on the field Sunday.
The other injury of concern to Broncos fans is Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown, who is going through the league's concussion protocol, after being clothes- lined by Vontaze Burfict in the Cincinnati game.
Tomlin says he is "hopeful" Brown will be able to play this weekend, but Brown said on Instagram that he is "all good" for the Broncos game. He will have to be officially cleared before returning to action.
The Steelers are likely to be without running back DeAngelo Williams who is receiving treatment for a sprained foot.