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Mike Tomlin Issues Ben Roethlisberger Injury Update

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 today it was reported Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left practice early after suffering an undisclosed injury. Big Ben reportedly "went down" and stayed down for a length of time.

The star quarterback left the field without a limp, which is good news for the Steelers. Roethlisberger has a history of knee and lower body injuries he's dealt with throughout the years.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin gave an update on Roethlisberger's status on Tuesday afternoon. The head coach gave a promising update.

Big Ben suffered a hit to the head and is being evaluated for a concussion.

It's not the time of year to be hitting your own quarterback in practice. Tomlin likely had a word with someone on the defensive side of the ball about hitting the QB this early in the preseason.

As it stands now, it's good news for the Steelers. Roethlisberger is one of the best in the game, and while Pittsburgh has a serviceable backup in Landry Jones, the team would much prefer Big Ben.