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Ben Roethlisberger, Like the Rest of Us, Would Like to Avoid Surgery

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 08: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on from the sideline during the game between the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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We'll know more about the fate of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger today, per a report from Adam Schefter. Roethlisberger, who injured his elbow in a loss to Seattle yesterday, will codify the advice of medical experts to determine the next prudent move, which may be surgery.

This is very relatable. Most of us walk around all day, every day, seeking nothing else but to avoid surgery at any cost. Going under the knife is not at the base level of Manslow's hierarcy of needs.

The Steelers feel as though they are in free-fall whether or not the 37-year-old has to get cut or not. It's not as though he's been tearing it up this year, completing 56 percent of his passes for 351 yards, no touchdowns, and an interception.

If he is to be out for an extended period of time, backup Mason Rudolph will likely get his chance to shine and Nick Wright's prediction will be even more of a lock.