"From what I understand, it's an SC joint and a dislocation of the first rib," he said. "That's really the scary part because I guess if it goes in the wrong direction it can puncture the aorta. That's more of the issue, I think."
Roethlisberger was sandwiched by a pair of defenders in Monday night’s 16-13 overtime win over the
"I'm not sure. I know when I hit the ground is when I heard the crunch and the crack and stuff," said the 30-year-old quarterback, whose right arm was in a sling. "But I don't know if it happened when he hit me."
Roethlisberger said the rib injury has caused him more pain, and asked to gauge the severity, he estimated that it was a nine on a scale of one to 10. He said he has gotten four hours of sleep the past two nights.
He declined to give a deadline on when he might return. "I don't know yet, but I'm going to get back as soon as I can," he said. "I know that much." But he did say that he didn't think the injury was season-threatening.
The Ravens host the Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium on Dec. 2.
Roethlisberger expressed disappointment that he would miss Sunday night’s rivalry game, but he gave votes of confidence for