Ben Roethlisberger Will Start for Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday

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After missing three weeks with a very odd injury, Ben Roethlisberger will be back in action on Sunday. The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced that the quarterback will start after missing three games due a very dangerous shoulder injury.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will start against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, returning to action after missing the last three games with a shoulder injury.

Roethlisberger practiced for the second straight day on Thursday, and Coach Mike Tomlin was comfortable enough with what he saw to say Roethlisberger will start this week.

The news comes from the official team site and it looks like it should be a big boost to the team.  They struggled the first two weeks without him but they were able to pull off a win last Sunday with Charlie Batch under center.  Not many expected them to win that game, so getting a win there could be huge down the stretch.

I do not think this injury is going to have lingering effects but I guess you never know.  We will see how much of a pounding he is going to take.  If he gets hit wrong, this could raise further issues but I believe that is in the past.  If the team wants to make a playoff run, they are going to need him under center.

The playoffs are still wide open so getting your franchise QB back never hurts anything.  The wild card spots are wide open and I expect the Steelers to grab one.


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