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Roethlisberger's injured knee not serious

Nov. 1, 2005 at 6:37 PM
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- An MRI performed on the right knee of Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Tuesday showed no ligament damage.

However, his status for the Steelers' next game against Green Bay is still uncertain.

The second-year quarterback was hit on the opening drive during Monday night's game against Baltimore.

"My cleat got stuck in the ground, got twisted around a little bit," Roethlisberger said. "I re-aggravated an injury that was already there."

Roethlisberger stayed in the game and directed a game-winning drive in the final minutes, setting up Jeff Reed's 37-yard field goal with 1:36 remaining to give the Steelers a 20-19 home victory. He finished 18-of-30 for 177 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.

Roethlisberger is now 18-1 as a starter in his brief NFL career, throwing for 3,804 yards with 28 touchdowns and just 13 interceptions.

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