Vontaze Burfict #55 of the Cincinnati Bengals sacks Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third quarter during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Roethlisberger was injured on the play. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Photo: Contributing Writer
Photo: Contributing Writer

Ben Roethlisberger done for the season

Ben Roethlisberger’s 2019 season is over. 

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Monday morning the Miami University legend needs surgery on his injured right elbow. 

“Ben Roethlisberger had an MRI on his right elbow Sunday evening and it was determined by the Steelers’ medical team that surgery will be required,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said via a statement released by the team. “We expect the surgery will be scheduled for this week. He will be placed on our Reserve/Injured List and is out for the season.” 

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Roethlisberger, 37, has been a Steeler since 2004 and thrown for 56,545 yards and 363 touchdowns. 

He has played at least 11 games in every season of his NFL career after starring for the RedHawks. 

Mason Rudolph, Pittsburgh’s third-round pick out of Oklahoma State in 2018, is expected to become the starter for the Steelers. 

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