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Ben Roethlisberger out for up to six weeks after injury blow - NFL/NBA round-up

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US sports fans, good morning!

There are few things in life more difficult to tackle than a Monday at the beginning of a long working week, but you can take comfort in the fact that there’s plenty of interesting sports news doing the rounds.

It’s our job to siphon through that news and put it all in one easy-on-the-eye round-up. Read on below for all the latest.

Roethlisberger injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers are to be without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for as long as six weeks after the 33-year-old suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee on Sunday.

ESPN report that an MRI revealed that the problem isn’t a tear of the ACL, which might have been far worse, but that Roethlisberger will still be missing for at least one month.

One positive is that the Steelers did win yesterday’s clash against the St. Louis Rams - they’re now unbeaten in two since having lost their opening game against the New England Patriots.

Kaepernick accepts blame

Meanwhile, Colin Kaepernick has taken the blame for the San Francisco 49ers humiliating defeat at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals last night.

The 47-7 scoreline was difficult for any self-respecting 49ers fan to digest, and their quarterback, Kaepernick, has put himself in the firing line. He said there was nothing anyone could have done to improve how badly he performed on the day.

Bennett signs for Raptors

In the NBA, Anthony Bennett has confirmed he has signed for the Toronto Raptors, ending days of speculation over his future.

The 2013 overall number one draft pick tweeted confirmation of his next career step, and it’s claimed he has penned a one-year deal. That comes after rumours that Bennett and the Minnesota Timberwolves were discussing a buyout.

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