The Steelers quickly announced that Roethlisberger would not return and coach Mike Tomlin said after the game Roethlisberger "will be evaluated and have an MRI."
Roethlisberger was carted to the locker room after being helped off the field, and it was plain to see the anguish on his face. He was not able to put weight on his leg as he was helped off. He was seen leaving the stadium on crutches.
Michael Vick entered the game for the Steelers with just over five minutes remaining in the third quarter and Pittsburgh leading 9-3. Vick did not play well in limited work, fumbling the ball and nearly throwing an ugly interception. But the Steelers hung on for the win thanks to running back Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers defense.
If Roethlisberger is not able to start Thursday against Baltimore, it would be his first missed game since 2012. While Roethlisberger has only played all 16 games in a season three times in his career, he has never missed more than four games in a season. He has missed 17 starts total in 12 seasons.