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Reports: Ben Roethlisberger (foot sprain) out ‘a few weeks’

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger exited Sunday’s game against the Raiders early with foot injury.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sustained a mid-foot sprain in Sunday’s game against the Raiders and will be out “a few weeks,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. NFL Network’s  Albert Breer confirmed Schefter’s report.

Roethlisberger exited Sunday’s game against the Raiders in the fourth quarter and did not return. The veteran quarterback left Heinz Field to be evaluated further and received an MRI after the game.

In the fourth quarter, Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith fell on the quarterback’s foot while he was being sacked. Roethlisberger needed assistance from teammates to get off the field and was eventually carted off.

Roethlisberger’s foot bent unnaturally when Smith fell on it. 

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Backup Mike Vick was inactive for Sunday’s game with a hamstring tear. Third-year quarterback Landry Jones came in the game to replace Roethlisberger and led the Steeler’s on a game-winning drive.

Roethlisberger went 24 for 44, throwing for 334 yards and two touchdowns before leaving the game. 

The 33-year-old missed four games this season after sustaining a sprained MCL in Week 3’s win over the Rams. His first game back was last week in the Steelers’ 16–10 loss versus the Cincinnati Bengals.  

- Beth Maiman