Big Ben to start against Chargers-- Thu Dec 6 5:50 pm --
Sprained shoulder and dislocated rib
Though the Steelers confirmed Ben Roethlisberger will return to the starting lineup on Sunday against San Diego after missing three weeks due to injury, Roethlisberger will take the field with a little extra protection.
Roethlisberger will play with a custom fit rib/chest compression shirt and a layer of Kevlar-lined composite in his shoulder pads to help absorb hits to his clavicle and shoulder joint regions.
FF Today's Take:Roethlisberger has become a much more efficient passer this season which has helped his value in leagues that penalize for interceptions. Nevertheless, his decreased yardage totals and injury status relegate him to QB2 status in most formats.