/N.F.L. Roundup: Ben Roethlisberger and Mike Tomlin at Odds Over Injury

N.F.L. Roundup: Ben Roethlisberger and Mike Tomlin at Odds Over Injury

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Ben Roethlisberger will remain under the N.F.L.-mandated concussion protocol this week as the Steelers prepare to face the Colts.

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Ben Roethlisberger is blaming a headache for his early exit from last Sunday’s loss to Seattle. Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin says his franchise quarterback has a concussion.

Either way, Roethlisberger will remain under the N.F.L.-mandated concussion protocol this week as Pittsburgh prepares to face Indianapolis.

“We will do what we always do with those guys,” Tomlin said Tuesday. “We will be very diligent about their care. We will lean on the expert advice of our medical team, who always does a great job.”

Tomlin’s remarks contrasted with Roethlisberger’s comments on his weekly radio appearance on a Pittsburgh radio station. He described his condition as a “traumatic ocular migraine” that limited his peripheral vision.

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