By Teresa Varley
Everyone was waiting for an update on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's injured shoulder at Tuesday's Mike Tomlin press conference, but the only news was, that there wasn't any.
"No new news in regards to Ben," said Tomlin. "We will have news at some point, just not now."
Roethlisberger had an appointment at 12 noon to get the shoulder looked at and Tomlin said if possible he will provide an update later in the day.
Roethlisberger aggravated his shoulder when he scored on a quarterback sneak in the first half against the Redskins.
Roethlisberger went into the locker room before halftime for x-rays and was replaced in the second half by Byron Leftwich.
Tomlin said it was too soon to know what his status would be this week against the Indianapolis Colts and whether he plays or not is dependent on the updates he receives from the doctors and trainers.
"Quite simply the information I get from my medical personnel and how he is feeling," said Tomlin of how he will decide if he plays.
Roethlisberger originally injured the shoulder in the season-opener against the Houston Texans at Heinz Field and he has been bothered by it off and on throughout the season.
"I'm sure his shoulder has affected him," said Tomlin. "How much has it affected him I do not know? It really is kind of irrelevant. We don't look for or seek excuses. We don't make them, whether we are talking about Ben or someone else or our team in general.
"Things like bumps and bruises and injuries are part of this game. When we deem people healthy enough to play then their play speaks for itself. That's how we approach it."
Tight end Heath Miller, who suffered a sprained ankle against the Redskins, is doubtful for the Colts game. The Steelers do expect to get safety Ryan Clark and linebacker Keyaron Fox back for the game.