15 November 2019 02:39
The Pittsburgh Steelers have decided Mason Rudolph will be Ben Roethlisberger's long-term replacement at quarterback. It has been a breakthrough season for 24-year-old rising star Rudolph, who was picked by the Steelers in the third round of the 2018 NFL draft. The South Carolina native has started the last six games after first-choice QB Roethlisberger underwent season-ending surgery on his right elbow two weeks into the campaign. Speaking on ESPN, NFL pundit Adam Schefter said: "They think they're getting Ben back next year. "I think Mason is doing great," the 37-year-old said.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is out for the rest of the 2019 season due to an injured elbow and set to return in 2020. The Steelers would love to have Roethlisberger under center, but it seems like they have found their rhythm with backup Mason Rudolph. Roethlisberger talked about the play of Rudolph who has thrown 11 touchdowns and four interceptions in seven games this season. "I think Mason is doing great," Roethlisberger said of Rudolph. Once he learned that he will need to have surgery on the elbow, Roethlisberger released a statement to Steelers fans.
"It is likely to be up to the health professionals and how (the elbow) responds," Roethlisberger recently advised The Pittsburgh Write-up-Gazette. Roethlisberger's elbow personal injury, which experienced been bothering him for at least a complete activity prior to the 7 days 2 Seattle game, became distressing enough late in the next quarter in opposition to the Seahawks that his soreness was noticeable. Later on that day, NFL Media claimed Roethlisberger would have an MRI to find out the extent of his elbow injuries. 16, pursuing an MRI that had been accomplished the evening prior to, Tomlin declared Roethlisberger would require time-ending surgical procedures on his elbow. "I've been informed that I need time ending surgical procedures on my elbow to go on enjoying soccer at the level I anticipate," the release mentioned. "At the time Ben returns to Pittsburgh, he promptly will begin doing the job with the Steelers' healthcare staff on his rehabilitation, and he is anticipated to make a entire restoration and return to the field for the 2020 NFL season." — Oct. one: Roethlisberger confirms to The Pittsburgh Submit-Gazette he is on keep track of to return 100 percent and in time for the Steelers' OTAs in May well, also reiterating that he does not strategy to retire. 24: The Steelers announce a effective surgery on Roethlisberger's ideal elbow, carried out in Los Angeles the day prior. 16: An MRI on Roethlisberger's elbow reveals he needs season-ending medical procedures. 15: Roethlisberger leaves the Steelers' 7 days 2 reduction to the Seahawks in the 2nd quarter thanks to soreness in his elbow. He is immediately ruled out for the video game, and the Steelers timetable an MRI on his elbow.