December 9, 2011
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger comes off the field after warmups before an NFL football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Steelers on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger left the game in the second quarter after injuring the ankle, but returned to play in the second half.
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Ben Roethlisberger laid on the Heinz Field turf, convinced his left leg was broken. The Pittsburgh Steelers huddled around their franchise quarterback, concerned their promising season was in jeopardy. Not quite.