The San Francisco 49ers are preparing to host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night in a very highly anticipated Monday Night Football matchup. Pittsburgh's star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was listed as questionable earlier in the week and was expected to be a game-time decision.
That decision came a bit earlier than game time, as it turns out. According to Gerry Dulac of the PIttsburgh Post-Gazette, the decision was made that Roethlisberger would start even before the Baltimore Ravens lost their Sunday night game against the San Diego Chargers.
Dulac went on to note:
Roethlisberger suffered an ankle injury in Week 13 against the Cleveland Browns when he was hit by a pair of defenders. That injury was later diagnosed as a high-ankle sprain. There was much speculation in the early going about the extent of the injury, but the quarterback appears to have recovered rather quickly.
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