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ESPN Has A Major Update On Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger throws a pass for the Steelers.

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 17: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers drops back to pass in the first quarter during the game against the New England Patriots at Heinz Field on December 17, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a hit to the head during practice which caused him to leave the field early. Initial reports suggested Big Ben was placed into the concussion protocol following the incident.

Head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Roethlisberger was going through the concussion protocol.

Two days later, it appears Big Ben is fine. According to a report from Steelers beat writer Jeremy Fowler, Roethlisberger is expected to resume football activites soon.

Fowler also reported Big Ben is out of the concussion protocol.

Roethlisberger, 36, is entering his 15th NFL season. The star quarterback is coming off of his fourth season in which he threw for at least 4,200 yards with at least 26 touchdowns.

Pittsburgh is scheduled to take on the Green Bay Packers tonight in a preseason matchup. Roethlisberger won't be making an appearance, although that was the plan before he suffered the head injury anyway.