Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is still not certain to play against the Ravens in Week 9, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Both the Ravens (3-4) and Steelers (4-3) have a bye Week 8, and Roethlisberger wants to return from his knee injury Nov. 6, when the Ravens host the Steelers in a pivotal AFC North matchup.
Roethlisberger had surgery Oct. 17 to repair a meniscus injury, but according to the report, his desire to face the Ravens might not be worth the risk.
“Ben always puts a premium on the Ravens game, but it’s awfully early,” a source told ESPN. “I’d be nervous about it. It could be Dallas (Nov. 13) or even the week after. I would guess we’re still a few weeks out.”
Roethlisberger returned to practice last week for some individual work, and said he hoped to do more at practice this week.
But if Roethlisberger is not ready for the Ravens game, Landry Jones will start at quarterback for the Steelers.
Jones started Week 7 in a 27-16 loss to the Patriots, completing 29 of 47 passes for 281 yards, one touchdown and one interception.