The Steelers did receive some good news following their fourth straight loss to open the season: positive reports on the health of two players.
Ben Roethlisberger said he has a subluxation, or partial dislocation, of his right forefinger. The injury occurred Sunday when he followed through on a pass and struck Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway.
Roethlisberger said he could practice today if Mike Tomlin allowed him and will play Oct. 12 against the New York Jets in the Steelers next game. He said his finger, which had a small wrap on it today, will not affect his throwing.
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The PG's Ed Bouchette and Gerry Dulac take stock of the Steelers as the team heads into its bye week. (Video by Andrew Rush; 10/1/2013)
The other good news came from Ramon Foster, their starting left guard. He left the game in the first half with what the Steelers described as a pectoral injury. However, tests showed no serious damage and he also should play against the Jets.Steelers - breaking
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