Steelers QB Roethlisberger out against Rams - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Steelers QB Roethlisberger out against Rams

Posted: Updated:
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) stands on the sidelines against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) stands on the sidelines against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not start Saturday when the Steelers face the St. Louis Rams.

Roethlisberger is dealing with a sprained left ankle and did not practice this week following a 20-3 loss to San Francisco on Monday. He will be replaced by veteran Charlie Batch, who is 4-2 as a spot starter since joining the Steelers in 2003.

Roethlisberger said Wednesday he would prefer to play and believed his ankle was in pretty good shape after throwing for 330 yards and three interceptions against the 49ers. Yet he watched both practices this week in sweat pants as Batch took the snaps with the first team.

Roethlisberger last missed a start due to injury in 2009, when a concussion forced him to sit out a loss to Baltimore.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Ultimate Pigskin Picks

    Ultimate Pigskin Picks

    CBS 8 invite you to play along with other San Diego football fans each week and pick the winners!  See how you do against News 8's Sports Director, Kyle Kraska and win weekly prizes!

     

    CBS 8 invite you to play along with other San Diego football fans each week and pick the winners!  See how you do against News 8's Sports Director, Kyle Kraska and win weekly prizes!

     
  • G League to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects

    G League to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects

    Thursday, October 18 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-10-18 17:19:12 GMT
    Saturday, October 20 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-10-20 23:59:51 GMT
    G League announces plan to offer 'select contracts' to elite prospects who want to bypass college. 
    G League announces plan to offer 'select contracts' to elite prospects who want to bypass college. 
  • JBJ is MVP! Jackie Bradley Jr. wins ALCS prize for Red Sox

    JBJ is MVP! Jackie Bradley Jr. wins ALCS prize for Red Sox

    Friday, October 19 2018 12:49 AM EDT2018-10-19 04:49:06 GMT
    Saturday, October 20 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-10-20 23:59:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr., watches after his two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr., watches after his two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Houston.
    JBJ an MVP: Jackie Bradley Jr. wins ALCS honor for Red Sox. 
    JBJ an MVP: Jackie Bradley Jr. wins ALCS honor for Red Sox. 
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KFMB-TV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.