The Pittsburgh Steelers are already without Ben Roethlisberger for the rest of the season. Now, they might be without Mason Rudolph for at least this upcoming week’s Sunday night tilt against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Rudolph was forced out of the Steelers’ game against the Ravens after being sandwiched between two Baltimore tacklers and left unconscious. What transpired was a scary-looking situation on the field as Rudolph was on the field motionless.
— Rob Lowder (@Rob_Lowder) October 6, 2019
Although the quarterback did get up and walked (with help) to the locker room, questions remain about the quarterback situation going forward.
Notably, Rudolph was released from the hospital and allowed to go home. But he’s now in the league’s concussion protocol, meaning his playing status could change by the day. If the scene on the field was any indication, however, the former third-round pick in 2018 won’t be in uniform against the Chargers.
Steelers’ QB Mason Rudolph was allowed to go home from the hospital tonight after being concussed earlier in the day, per source. Rudolph now is resting at home and will be in the NFL’s concussion protocol, a best-case scenario after the hit he took from Ravens’ S Earl Thomas.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 6, 2019
That leaves rookie Devlin Hodges as the only healthy quarterback on the active roster. Pittsburgh, though, is expected to activate former first-round pick, Paxton Lynch was their practice squad. But they have not announced a corresponding roster move to open up a spot for Lynch as of Monday afternoon.