Ben Roethlisberger and James Conner of the Pittsburgh Steelers are projected as “questionable” for the upcoming game against the Washington Football Team.
The Steeler’s winning streak is in jeopardy with news outlets speculating if running James Conner and Ben Roethlisberger are playing in today’s game.
Previous reports suggest that Conner would miss two games after the Steelers running back, tested positive for COVID-19. NFL protocols require players to have two negative tests at least 24 hours apart and receive permission from the team doctor and infection control staff.
The Steelers, unfortunately, have yet to remove Conner from the COVID-19 reserve list as of right now.
The loss of Conner has put the Steelers at a disadvantage offensively, but the bad news doesn’t stop there.
Observers of Saturday’s practice noticed Roethlisberger’s absence from the field.
Is Big Ben Out!?
According to reports from the Tribune-Review, Roethlisberger was absent from play at Saturday’s practice on December 5.
The Steelers listed Roethlisberger as questionable after the Steelers quarterback suffered a knee injury. However, Roethlisberger said the injury was not a concern in an interview on Friday.
If Roethlisberger cannot play in Monday’s game, back up, Mason Rudolph will take the field. Rudolph received starting reps at Saturday’s practice.
While the Tribune-Review is doubtful of Roethlisberger playing, other news outlets such as the Steeler Depot and Behind the Steel Curtain project the Steeler quarterback to play, despite the injury., after seeing him participate in practice.
The Steelers still listed offensive linemen Maurkice Pouncey and Jerald Hawkins onto the COVID reserves.
The Steelers play the Washington Football team this evening at 5:00 pm eastern time.
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