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Ben Roethlisberger Injury Update: Steelers Quarterback Expected To Start Against 49ers

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 showed enough in Saturday practice that decision was made for him to play. Source said "he's good enough to go."
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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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