Steelers Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich played in the field of obvious ache the whole time much of Sunday night's 13-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The veteran appeared to injure his proper shoulder while falling into the come to an end zone by the side of the come to an end of his 31-yard touchdown run on the game's opening drive and took a pitiless shot to the tease area from Ravens safety James Ihedigbo on a fourth quarter sack.

With starter Ben Roethlisberger (sprained SC dual, rib) not projected to return this week, alarm in the region of Leftwich's status in favor of Sunday's game in opposition to the Cleveland Browns long for arrange the Steelers looking by the side of other quarterbacks this week, reports Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.Com.

The Steelers possibly will conceivably start nix. 3 quarterback Charlie Batch, a 37-year-old who has on track seven games for the duration of his 10 seasons in the field of Pittsburgh, with a Week 16 game in opposition to the St. Louis Rams in the field of 2011 and pair off of games as soon as Roethlisberger was hanging by the side of the start of the 2010 regular season. If the Steelers decide to leave this route, they possibly will re-sign Jerrod Johnson, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound first-year player shown of Texas A&M who accomplished 14-of-21 pass attempts in favor of 236 yards and two touchdowns in the field of three preseason games with the Steelers in the field of impressive.