Ben Roethlisberger in Concussion Protocol

Steelers QB suffered hit in practice

Jeff Hathhorn
August 14, 2018 - 6:11 pm

Josh Rowntree

LATROBE (93.7 the Fan) – Ben Roethlisberger sustained a hit Tuesday in practice and is going through concussion protocol.

The team was practicing at Latrobe Memorial Stadium due to wet conditions at St. Vincent College and Roethlisberger was going through a normal drill when “he got knocked pretty good” according to quarterback Mason Rudolph.

“I think someone got bull-rushed and kind of a domino effect there,” Rudolph said.  “But I’m not sure who it was.  I’m not going to name any names because I don’t want any death warrants out there.”

Tackle Marcus Gilbert had a little more information.

"It didn't look too pretty," Gilbert said.  "He was rolling out my side and ran into me and a defender (Keion Adams).  When he got up, he seemed to be a little bit better."

Maurkice Pouncey said the guys were going to send him a text, Pouncey does believe there was some whip lash action to the hit.

“He got up fine,” Pouncey said.  “He looked totally good.  He just probably didn’t want to answer your questions.  So he sent me over to do it.”

"That's my guy," Gilbert said of Roethlisberger.  "I wouldn't want to see anything happen to him especially in a practice like this.  He's coming to work and just throwing and we ain't tackling."

Roethlisberger was not scheduled to play in Green Bay anyway.  With an off-day on Wednesday, there likely won't be an update until after the game Thursday night.

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