Byron Leftwich unlikely to start
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Starting Charlie Batch over the injured Byron Leftwich at quarterback isn't necessarily a bad option for the Steelers, writes Jamison Hensley. Blog
In addition to his fractured ribs, Leftwich later hurt his shoulder, but the sources said it was not believed to be as detrimental as the rib injuries.
The team already is without starter Ben Roethlisberger, who missed Sunday night's game because of a rare dislocated rib injury.
Steelers doctors believe Roethlisberger will miss three weeks, though the team has not abandoned hope that he may miss only two games and be able to return for the rematch against the Ravens in two weeks.ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter contributed to this report.