Steelers not saying how long QB Dixon will be out
The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t saying yet how long quarterback
Dennis Dixon will be out with a left knee injury, a problem that
typically sidelines a player for multiple games.
Dixon, who started the first two games of the season for the
suspended Ben Roethlisberger, was examined by doctors Monday and
might have additional tests Tuesday. Dixon, who injured the same
knee at Oregon in 2007, might not return before Roethlisberger’s
four-game suspension ends.
Charlie Batch, No. 4 on the depth chart, finished up after Dixon
was hurt Sunday during a 19-11 victory at Tennessee. He is
currently the only healthy quarterback on the roster.
Byron Leftwich could start against Tampa Bay on Sunday, but he
hasn’t played since spraining his left knee during a Sept. 2