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             === Tomlin says Roethlisberger has shoulder sprain ===
 Pittsburgh,  PA (Sports  Network) - Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin
 said quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is still being evaluated after suffering a
 right shoulder injury during Monday's game against Kansas City.
 Tomlin,  during  his press conference  on Tuesday following Pittsburgh's 16-13
 overtime  win,  said  Roethlisberger  has  a shoulder  sprain  and  was  still
 undergoing tests.
 "That's  all the information I have at this point," Tomlin said in his opening
 remarks  Tuesday, adding  that Roethlisberger's  status for  next week's  game
 against division rival Baltimore would be in question.
 Roethlisberger  was sandwiched  between a  pair  of Kansas  City defenders  on
 Pittsburgh's  opening  drive of the  second half Monday  and was driven to the
 turf.  He  was taken to  the locker room immediately  and left the stadium for
 further tests.
 Tomlin  said Tuesday  that Roethlisberger has an SC (sternoclavicular) sprain,
 which is an injury to the ligament that connects the sternum to the clavicle.
 The nine-year veteran threw for 84 yards and a touchdown on 9-of-18 passing in
 the  first half before leaving the game. He was replaced under center by Byron
 Tomlin  said Leftwich would be the starter if Roethlisberger is unable to play
 next   week,  but  the  coach  added  he  wouldn't  have  a  problem  starting
 Roethlisberger if he is cleared to play and didn't practice during the week.
 The  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday cited a source as saying the injury to
 Roethlisberger is "not good."
 Roethlisberger  has  played through pain many  times in his NFL career. He has
 completed  66.1  percent of his passes  for 2,287 yards with 17 touchdowns and
 just four interceptions this season.
 11/13 13:59:11 ET

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