Roethlisberger Releases Statement Following Season-Ending Injury

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By 93.7 The Fan
PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Steelers starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has issued a statement after learning he needs season-ending surgery:
"I’ve been informed that I need season ending surgery on my elbow to continue playing football at the level I expect. This is shocking and heartbreaking for me, to miss this much of a season and feel like I am letting down so many people. I can only trust God’s plan, but I am completely determined to battle through this challenge and come back stronger than ever next season. The Steelers committed three years to me this offseason and I fully intend to honor my contract and reward them with championship level play. I will do all I can to support Mason and the team this season to help win games. I love this game, my teammates, the Steelers organization and fans, and I feel in my heart I have a lot left to give."
Mason Rudolph will be the starter for the rest of the season with Devlin Hodges as backup QB.

Rudolph will start in his first NFL game this Sunday against San Francisco.

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