Steelers QB Batch out with wrist injury

Published Nov. 23, 2009 7:20 p.m. ET

Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback Charlie Batch injured his left wrist after replacing Ben Roethlisberger during an overtime loss in Kansas City and could miss the rest of the regular season.

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Batch was hurt despite playing only four plays in the Steelers' 27-24 loss — his first game action since 2007. He is expected to undergo surgery later this week to repair the wrist and miss approximately six weeks. Batch sat out last season with a broken collarbone.

Roethlisberger left with concussion-like symptoms when his head struck Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson's knee while he was being dropped for a 1-yard loss in overtime. Roethlisberger was examined Monday and his status for Sunday night's game in Baltimore is uncertain.

Dennis Dixon is the Steelers' No. 3 quarterback, but hasn't played this season and has appeared in only one NFL game.