Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will have surgery on his right elbow and miss the remainder of the season.
In a statement released by the team, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin announced that Roethlisberger will undergo the surgery this week after undergoing an MRI Sunday night.
The Steelers will place Roethlisberger on injured reserve. No details have been provided about the injury.
Roethlisberger suffered the injury during the first half of Pittsburgh’s 28-26 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
In Roethlisberger’s absence, second-year backup Mason Rudolph almost rallied the Steelers to a fourth-quarter comeback in his first career action. He completed 12 of 19 passes for 112 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Now the Steelers must lean on Rudolph, a third-round draft pick in 2018, to help them overcome an 0-2 start.