It's hard to imagine a more frightening sight at Heinz Field than Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger being led to the locker room by the team's medical personnel, holding his right arm close to his body, clearly in distress.
It happened Monday night early in the third quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Suddenly, the outcome didn't seem important. It's nice to report the Steelers went on to win, 16-13, in overtime behind backup quarterback Byron Leftwich on a night when their miserable play matched the miserable weather. But it doesn't change the fact their season is in jeopardy because of what the team described as a right shoulder injury for Roethlisberger, the severity of which wasn't disclosed during the game.