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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger looks at the scoreboard as he walks off the field as time runs out in a loss to the Seattle Seahawks in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh Sunday Sept. 15 2019. Roethlisberger did not play the second Roethlisberger done for season with right elbow injury | Charlotte Observer
Linda Gilbert | 22 September, 2019, 05:59

Roethlisberger, 37, left Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks at Heinz Field late in the second quarter, grabbing his elbow after a throwing a pass on a non-contact play.

Head coach Mike Tomlin said Roethlisberger underwent an MRI exam on Sunday night and team doctors determined Roethlisberger requires surgery.

Big Ben signed a two-year, $68-million extension in April that will keep him with Pittsburgh through the 2021 season. There was no immediate timetable on his possible return.

Roethlisberger has been Pittsburgh's starter since taking over for Tommy Maddox in Week 2 of the 2004 season as a rookie. It was 2013 and the Steelers actually lost four in a row to start the year before finishing 8-8 and missing the playoffs.

The Steelers traded Dobbs to the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 9 and put Roethlisberger on injured reserve on Monday, when Pittsburgh elevated Hodges from the practice squad to the active roster to back up Rudolph. The 2-0 Baltimore Ravens are favored to win the division (-200) at Caesars, while the Steelers sit behind the Cleveland Browns (+170) at 16-1.

Mason Rudolph, who was a 2018 third round pick by the Steelers, went 12-for-19 for 112 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in relief of Roethlisberger.

Kaep hasn't played in an NFL game since being allegedly blackballed by the league following his kneeling protests during the National Anthem while playing with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016.

"If that's the case, I'll be ready to roll", he said.