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Sep 8, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks to pass the ball against the New England Patriots during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
By Matt McCarthy,

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will undergo season-ending elbow surgery, the team announced Monday.

Roethlisberger left Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the second quarter after attempting a pass. He left the field holding his throwing elbow and did not return.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin issued a statement announcing the end of Roethlisberger’s season.

“Ben Roethlisberger had an MRI on his right elbow Sunday evening and it was determined by the Steelers’ medical team that surgery will be required. We expect the surgery will be scheduled for this week. He will be placed on our Reserve/Injured List and is out for the season,” Tomlin said.

There is no information on the nature of Roethlisberger’s injury.

The 0-2 Steelers will now turn to second-year quarterback Mason Rudolph as their starter under center.

The 37-year-old Roethlisberger signed a contract extension this year that will keep him in Pittsburgh through 2021.

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