Tomlin: Ben Roethlisberger (knee) surgery successful; injury 'not long-term'

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger underwent “successful” arthroscopic surgery on his left knee this morning.

Roethlisberger injured his left meniscus during the second quarter of Sunday's 30-15 loss in Miami. He left the game but returned in the second half and finished the game. Afterward he said he felt “something funny” in the knee.

Roethlisberger is resting at home and is expected to make a full recovery, Tomlin said.

“Though we do not know a specific timetable for when he will be able to return to the field, we are confident this injury is not long-term,” Tomlin added.

Related players: Landry Jones

Fantasy Impact: 

The hope is Roethlisberger only misses Week 7 and the team's bye in Week 8 has him ready for Week 9 against the Ravens. Landry Jones will get the start in Week 7 against the Patriots, it appears, although the story said he has yet to be given word he will be the starter.

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