Earlier this week, the Pittsburgh Steelers received some tough news about the most important player on the team.
The Steelers placed star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. The news came after tight end Vance McDonald tested positive for the virus.
Roethlisberger did not test positive, but his placement on the list suggested he might not be able to play this weekend. Well, the Steelers received some great news on Saturday morning.
According to Steelers beat writer Brooke Pryor, Roethlisberger has been activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. As a result, he’ll be the team’s starting quarterback this weekend.
Ben Roethlisberger has been activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) November 14, 2020
Roethlisberger, who hinted at retirement over the years, is in the midst of one of his best seasons as a pro. The veteran quarterback is completing over 68-percent of his passes for 1,934 passing yards with 18 touchdowns and just four interceptions.
Roethlisberger is generally near the top of the league in interceptions, but has played more conservatively as of late. The Steelers sit as the lone remaining undefeated team in the league as a result.
Pittsburgh learned what life was like without Big Ben on the field in 2019. An 8-8 season doesn’t seem too bad, but the Steelers won’t have any shot in the playoff race without Roethlisberger.
As it stands now, it sounds like he’ll be back for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Pittsburgh and Cincinnati kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX.
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