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Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger leaves game with injured left knee

The veteran quarterback underwent knee surgery on Oct. 17 and has practiced in a limited capacity this week.

Pittsburgh Steelers fans were holding their breath after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left Sunday's game in Miami with a knee injury.

The Steelers announced Roethlisberger was questionable to return after suffering a left knee injury. He gingerly walked to the locker room after getting tripped from behind following an interception.

Steeler Nation let out a big sigh of relief when Rothlisberger returned in the third quarter after undergoing x-rays in the locker room, but rolled their eyes when the veteran threw an interception after just a few plays.

Roethlisberger was picked by Dolphins safety Reshad Jones, who returned the interception to the Steelers 13-yard line. During the return, Roethlisberger was hit by Dolphins linebacker Donald Butler and sat on the field holding his left knee. 

The 6-5, 240-pound quarterback was 5 of 9 for 41 yards in the game before exiting as the interception led to a Miami field goal to give the Dolphins a 9-8 lead with 5:23 remaining in the second quarter. Landry Jones temporarily replaced Roethlisberger under center.