Roethlisberger's foot not broken

BY foxsports • October 3, 2011

Tests on Monday revealed Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did not suffer a broken left foot, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

The initial tests on the quarterback's foot — injured during the Steelers' 17-10 loss to Houston Sunday — did not reveal a fracture as earlier feared, but additional tests would be needed once the swelling subsides.

There remains a possibility that further tests could reveal some structural damage, a source told the Post-Gazette.

Roethlisberger left the stadium in a walking boot after the Steelers' road loss.

Asked after the game if he believed he would be ready to face Tennessee next Sunday at Heinz Field, Roethlisberger said, "I don't know. You know me, if I can be out there I'm going to be out there."

The injury appeared to occur on the Steelers' second-to-last offensive play of the game late in the fourth quarter. Roethlisberger had completed 16 of 30 passes for 206 yards, with one interception.

In an injury-plagued contest, the Texans' Andre Johnson and Steelers' Rashard Mendenhall also left the game with hamstring injuries and did not return.

Johnson's status remained unclear Monday, while Mendenhall's injury appeared to be less serious than earlier thought, according to the NFL Network.
 



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