Ben Roethlisberger has a sprained left foot, team sources told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen. The sources, however, would not speculate on the quarterback's status for the Pittsburgh Steelers' game Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.
A scan performed Monday on Roethlisberger's left foot was negative for a fracture, the sources said. An MRI on Sunday had indicated a possible fracture but the test was inconclusive because of swelling in the foot.
Roethlisberger on Sunday said his foot was injured on the second-to-last series of the Steelers' 17-10 loss to the Houston Texans when he was tackled from behind. He remained in the game but had trouble walking afterward in the locker room.
He was wearing a walking boot when he left the stadium.
He had an X-ray after the game, but said Sunday he didn't know the results.
"I don't know. I'm still worrying about this game," Roethlisberger said. "It's still too fresh in my mind to worry about next week yet."
Playing with a foot injury wouldn't be new for Roethlisberger. He played part of last season with a broken right foot.
"You know me -- if I can be out there, I'm going to be out there. That's so for next week, too," he said Sunday. "If I can do it and if I have to cast it up -- we saw I had to do that last year. I casted up my foot for the last half of the year. If we have to do it, I'll do it."
Roethlisberger was sacked five times Sunday, hit several other times and hurried throughout the day behind an injury-plagued offensive line.