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Ben Roethlisberger undergoes surgery on torn meniscus

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have made a pretty good start to the 2016 NFL season, leading the AFC North with a 4-2 record.

However, the Steelers may well have to do without their one of key men for a while after an unfortunate injury hit the squad.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger underwent surgery today on his knee in an attempt to correct some of the damage he suffered during the Steelers game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Roethlisberger went under the knife to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, head coach Mike Tomlin stated earlier today in a team statement.

The coach went on to add that no timetable has been set for the veteran quarterback's return, but the Steelers seem confident that the injury is not long-term.

The 34-year-old quarterback did his best to play through pain in the second half of the Steelers loss to the Miami Dolphins in week six after missing part of the second quarter with the injury. 

Landry Jones came in for the injured Roethlisberger during that period and it looks like the Oklahoma quarterback could step in to deputise for the veteran if he is not able to play this weekend.

The Steelers go up against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday at Heinz Field. There is no doubt that Pittsburgh will need to be at their best to come away with a win and a decision will have to be made if that "best" is with a potentially injured Big Ben or his backup.

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