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Wednesday Update On Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks to pass the ball against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 01, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

As he prepares for this weekend's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Ben Roethlisberger is dealing with a painful pectoral injury.

The issue was enough to keep Roethlisberger from practicing today. He was one of five Steelers players who didn't participate in Wednesday's session.

Wide receiver Diontae Johnson (knee) and outside linebacker Alex Highsmith (groin) were also camong those held out.

Roethlisberger told reporters that he hurt his left pectoral muscle "early in the game" against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. He also vowed to do "everything he can" to play in Week 3.

Knowing Roethlisberger and his history of playing through various ailments, we'd bet on him at least giving it a go on Sunday. However, whether or not he'll be able to finish the game is a different story.

The Steelers will take on the Cincinnati Bengals at 1 p.m. ET Sunday at Heinz Field.