The Steelers confirmed that backup QB Charlie Batch hurt his wrist during Sunday’s overtime loss to the Chiefs, but the team will not comment on the severity of the injury until coach Mike Tomlin speaks Tuesday, NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports.
Batch had to play in overtime Sunday after starter Ben Roethlisberger left the game with what Tomlin called “a concussion-oriented thing.” Batch completed 1 of 2 passes for 17 yards on the Steelers’ lone overtime possession, but he couldn’t lead them to the winning score. The Chiefs kicked a field goal to win the game on their next possession.
Dennis Dixon, a fifth-round draft pick in 2008, is the only other QB on the Steelers’ roster and could start next Sunday against the Ravens if Roethlisberger and Batch can’t go. Dixon has played in one NFL regular-season game and completed his only pass attempt for 3 yards.
In the market for QB help, the Steelers contacted veteran Cleo Lemon, a league source told La Canfora.