Roethlisberger injures left knee, Steelers wait on MRI

The Steelers will wait for results of an MRI on Ben Roethlisberger's left knee after the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback was carted off the field in the third quarter of Sunday's 12-6 win at St. Louis.

Michael Vick replaced Roethlisberger, who got hurt when his leg was caught underneath him on a diving, sliding sack by Mark Barron. Big Ben left the stadium on crutches and wearing a bulky brace.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he won't have an update on the extent of Roethlisberger's injury before Monday.

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Roethlisberger hasn't missed a start since 2012, when he was out for three games late in the season because of a shoulder injury. Vick completed 5 of 6 passes for 38 yards in relief.

The Steelers (2-1) host the Baltimore Ravens (0-3) on Thursday night.

Later in the day, running back Marshawn Lynch left Seattle's game against Chicago with a hamstring injury and was ruled out for the second half. Lynch was questionable coming into the game with a calf injury that kept him out of practice two of three days this week.

In other injury news:

-- Philadelphia right guard Andrew Gardner left the stadium on crutches and wore a boot on his injured right foot. Safety and special-teams ace Chris Maragos also got hurt in a 24-17 win over the Jets. He didn't return because of a left knee contusion.

-- Jets cornerback Darrell Revis tweaked his hamstring and wasn't on the field for the final plays when the Eagles ran out the clock. Revis started the game despite being questionable because of a groin injury. Right guard Willie Colon left after halftime with a knee injury.

-- Jaguars safety Josh Evans didn't return after injuring a knee in a 51-17 loss at New England. Wide receiver Marqise Lee also left in first half with a hamstring injury, and safety Sergio Brown went out with a calf strain.

-- Chargers left tackle King Dunlap (concussion), left guard Orlando Franklin (right ankle), center Chris Watt (groin) and cornerback Jason Verrett (foot) were hurt in a 31-14 loss at Minnesota. None of them returned to the game.

-- Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes suffered a head injury in a scary collision with teammate Andrew Sendejo in the second quarter of their win. He didn't return to the game. Defensive end Justin Trattou (left ankle) and wide receiver Charles Johnson (ribs) also didn't finish the game.

-- Falcons tight end Jacob Tamme left in first half with head injury in a 39-28 win at Dallas.

-- Browns linebacker Craig Robertson was helped to the sideline with a left leg injury in the third quarter of Cleveland's 27-20 loss to Oakland. He didn't return.

-- Titans fullback Jalston Fowler injured a leg trying to score the tying 2-point conversion in the final minute of a 35-33 loss to Indianapolis. Fowler scored on a 1-yard run before he was stopped for a huge loss on the conversion.


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