Roethlisberger to miss opener after appendectomy

Updated: September 6, 2006, 1:35 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had an emergency appendectomy after becoming ill before practice Sunday and will miss Thursday night's season opener against Miami.

Coach Bill Cowher is not certain how long Roethlisberger will be out following the quarterback's third operation in 10 months -- and second in 2½ months. Roethlisberger began having pain and was vomiting Sunday morning and was taken to UPMC Presbyterian for surgery after being ...

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