NFL Playoffs: Update on Ben Roethlisberger ankle injury and status for Chiefs game

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The Pittsburgh Steelers advanced to the AFC Divisional Round after defeating the Miami Dolphins last Sunday. However, the Steelers were given a scare when starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered an ankle injury.

Steelers beat Dolphins 30-12, faces Chiefs next

The Dolphins were no match last Sunday as the Steelers played great at home in Heinz Field. The game ended with a score of 30-12 as Ben Roethlisberger threw for two touchdowns, per Running back Le’Veon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown were unstoppable as the Steelers get the big win.

The Steelers are will visit the Kansas City Chiefs at the Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, January 16 in the AFC Divisional Round. In their only game against each other in the regular season, Pittsburgh came out on top with a 43-14 win at home.

Ben Roethlisberger suffers ankle injury

“Big Ben” played great in the Steelers win but fans gasped for air when he got injured on the penultimate offensive play of the game. He threw an interception pass as he got tackled by Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake.

Roethlisberger reportedly suffered an ankle injury and he was seen wearing a walking boot after the game. However, he told USA Today that he has no plans to sit out the game against the Chiefs on Sunday.

“You’re always worried about being hurt. But I’ll be out there next week. I love being out there with the guys,” Roethlisberger said.

Update on Ben Roethlisberger injury

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Roethlisberger underwent an MRI on his right foot on Monday. The good news is that the walking boot was unnecessary and it was just a precaution. He will play against the Chiefs on Sunday.

However, there is some bad news as Roethlisberger aggravated an old foot injury. Nevertheless, the Steelers have listed him as the starter for the AFC Divisional Round. The 34-year-old QB is looking to win his third Super Bowl championship this season.

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