Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT Nov 14 '12
Ben Roethlisberger confirmed Wednesday that his rib injury is a bigger concern than his shoulder ailment, and that the issue is so rare, there haven't been any documented cases since 1998.
Roethlisberger's rib is partially dislocated, and could actually kill him if it pressed against his aorta. Beat writer Ed Bouchette expects Roethlisberger to be out "a while." At this point, Roethlisberger returning for Pittsburgh's Week 13 tilt with the Ravens is looking like the best-case scenario, albeit an unlikely one. It's officially time for fantasy owners to be making other plans.