Source: Steelers' Roethlisberger 'seems to be fine'
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Ben Roethlisbeger "seems to be fine" a source told the Post-Gazette today after he left yesterday's game in Kansas City following a blow to the head in overtime of the Steelers' 27-24 loss.
Roethlisberger took various tests today to determine if he sustained any type of concussion and while those tests results were not available, the source close to the situation said the quarterback appears to be well enough to play Sunday night in Baltimore.
After Sunday's game, Roethlisberger told the Post-Gazette he felt OK.
Team officials appeared confident enough that their starting quarterback would be ready for next Sunday that they are not pursuing a veteran to replace Charlie Batch on the roster. Batch left Sunday's game in Kansas City with a broken left wrist that was not determined until later. He will have surgery today or tomorrow, which could end his season.
The Steelers instead were looking to sign a young quarterback to add to their practice squad. Dennis Dixon, who has been their third-team quarterback the past two seasons, would move up to No. 2.
First Published November 23, 2009 4:14 pm