Report: Ben Roethlisberger To Sit This Weekend For The Steelers

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Saturday December 24th, 2011

The Pittsburgh Steelers have officially named Charlie Batch as their starter for this weekend’s game against the St. Louis Rams, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Roethlisberger has been battling ankle and thumb injuries over the past several weeks. He did start on Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers, a decision that was deemed questionable by many.

The 29-year-old threw for 330 yards and three interceptions in the 20-3 Steelers’ loss.

“I’ve said many times I want to go and I’ll try and be … ready to go,” Roethlisberger told NFL.com earlier this week. Batch started two games for the Steelers in 2010 as a result of Roethlisberger’s suspension. In total, he threw for 352 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions.

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