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Report: Roethlisberger has “unusual” separated shoulder

Ben Roethlisberger, Tamba Hali

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) in the third quarter of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger left the game with a right shoulder injury. (AP Photo/Don Wright)


A quarterback with an unusual reputation for embellishing injuries now has an unusual injury.

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reports that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a separated shoulder during Monday night’s game against the Chiefs. Per Cole, one source described the injury as “unusual.”

Roethlisberger was taken to a local hospital for an MRI during the game. It’s unknown whether he’ll miss Sunday night’s visit from the Ravens.

It’ll be the first of two games against Baltimore in a 14-day period.

Roethlisberger is having one of the best seasons of his career, with teammates openly politicking for MVP consideration. The Steelers could find out quickly how valuable he is; if the offense sputters against the Ravens like it did against the Chiefs in an overtime win that was secured by the Pittsburgh defense, the Steelers will once again be jockeying for wild-card position come late December.