Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Steelers coach Mike Tomlin announced that
quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will start Sunday's game against the San Diego
Roethlisberger practiced for the second straight day on Thursday, and Tomlin
is very comfortable with him returning to action following a three-game
Roethlisberger suffered rib and shoulder injuries in a Week 10 home win
against Kansas City.
Byron Leftwich replaced Roethlisberger the following week and finished the
club's home loss to Baltimore despite suffering a rib fracture.
Veteran signal-caller Charlie Batch took over the reins in a Nov. 25 loss at
Cleveland, then directed a fourth-quarter comeback this past Sunday at
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