Big Ben injures knee - [Full Article]

Ben Roethlisberger is the latest big name quarterback to suffer an injury.

The Steelers quarterback left Sunday's 12-6 victory over the Rams in the third quarter with a left knee injury. He was hit low while getting sacked by Rams safety Mark Barron, who stumbled on the play and crawled to sack Roethlisberger.

The Steelers quickly announced that Roethlisberger would not return and coach Mike Tomlin said after the game Roethlisberger "will be evaluated and have an MRI."

Roethlisberger was carted to the locker room after being helped off the field, and it was plain to see the anguish on his face. He was not able to put weight on his leg as he was helped off. He was seen leaving the stadium on crutches.

Fantasy Impact: 

Michael Vick took over and could be in line for work the next several weeks. Adam Schefter reported Big Ben will miss at least the next four weeks with the hope the ACL is still intact. That's the hope for fantasy owners, too. Vick is a solid add just based on the talent around him. Martavis Bryant is due back Week 5 which will help. But, it's not out of the question the team leans a bit more on the run with LeVeon Bell returning and DeAngelo Williams putting together two very good weeks. Vick is certainly capable of putting up passing numbers in this offense. However, he's known to turn the ball over and his reckless style of running has also got him hurt in the past. The Steelers will have to put this all together fairly fast as they play at home Thursday night in Week 4 against the Ravens who are really struggling on defense, so it's a good first matchup for Vick. Pittsburgh then plays Monday night Week 5 vs. San Diego, hosts Arizona Week 6 and visits Kansas City Week 7 for their next four contests.

Filed Under: 2015, W3

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