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Ben Roethlisberger limps to locker room with knee injury in 2nd quarter, Mason Rudolphs replaces him

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger injured his left knee in the second quarter of Week 9. We break down what it means and who his backup is.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks to pass the ball against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 01, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

UPDATE: Steelers PR tweeted that Roethlisberger sustained a knee injury and is expected to return in the second half of the game.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are getting a tough fight from the Dallas Cowboys, and the degree of difficulty might be increasing. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger limped to the locker room with a little over a minute left in the second quarter after injuring his knee a few plays earlier.

The injury happened on a tough hit, but Roethlisberger stayed in on the drive and later through a touchdown pass to James Washington to cut Dallas’ lead to 13-6. Roethlisberger had completed 14 of 19 passes for 111 yards and a touchdown.

The Cowboys looked like they would have the ball to close out the half, but an interception brought the Steelers back on the field. Mason Rudolph took the final Steelers snaps of the second quarter.

Here’s the play on which Roethlisberger hurt his knee.