PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger says he had a migraine. Mike Tomlin says the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback has a concussion.
Either way, Roethlisberger will remain under the concussion protocol this week as the Steelers prepare to face Indianapolis.
Roethlisberger left Sunday’s loss to Seattle in the fourth quarter after self-reporting a potential concussion. Roethlisberger said on his radio show Tuesday he had a “traumatic ocular migraine” that limited his peripheral vision but that his vision cleared shortly after his exit.
Tomlin said later Tuesday that he was told Roethlisberger did sustain a concussion and must remain under the league’s concussion protocol, which will require Roethlisberger to pass a battery of tests before he can return to play.
Roethlisberger threw for a career-high 522 yards and six touchdowns in a win over the Colts last fall.
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