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Ben Roethlisberger Has Thumb Injury; Expected To Play Vs. Chiefs

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After the Kansas City Chiefs visit the New England Patriots in Foxboro for Monday Night Football, they'll be back on the national stage the following week with a Sunday Night Football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

We're a week away from talking about the Steelers but we need to mention that QB Ben Roethlisberer has a thumb injury -- Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports he has a break in his thumb.

Despite that, Roethlisberger is expected to play in the Steelers next game, which comes on Sunday night against the Chiefs in Week 12. Pittsburgh has a bye this weekend.

Apparently the injury is a recurring thing and it shouldn't make a significant difference in the game considering he played well enough for the Steelers to beat the Cincinnati Bengals last week.

OK, back to the Patriots.