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Steelers' Roethlisberger in walking boot with high ankle sprain


Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's Friday MRI exam confirmed that he suffered a high ankle sprain against the Cleveland Browns, according to a league source.

Roethlisberger went down after getting sacked by Browns defensive tackle Brian Schaefering and Scott Paxson during the second quarter of Thursday's win. Roethlisberger's left leg appeared to be pinned underneath Paxson as the quarterback fell to the ground. He missed the final minutes of the second quarter but returned at the start of the second half.

The source said Roethlisberger will wear a walking boot this weekend and be re-evaluated next week. A high ankle sprain generally sidelines a player for at least two weeks, but it is important to note Roethlisberger has 10 days to get ready for next week's Monday Night showdown with the San Francisco 49ers.

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