Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) needs surgery, out for 2019

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be out for the season, the team announced Monday.

Related players: Mason Rudolph, Devlin Hodges

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The team said Ben had an MRI Sunday evening and it was determined elbow surgery would be required. It wasn't looking good since it was a non-contact injury and Roethlisberger never returned to the game. Rudolph takes over for the rest of the season and the team promoted Hodges from the practice squad.

The team liked Rudolph enough to trade Joshua Dobbs to the Jaguars a few weeks ago, so now the 0-2 Steelers will get a good look at Rudolph for the remainder of the year. The team will have to bring in another arm at some point to back up Rudolph. Rudolph played pretty well trying to rally the Steelers in Week 2, throwing for a 112 yards and two TDs with an INT. With James Conner possibly also missing team, the Steeler offense has taken some hits.

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