CBS Sports Jason La Canfora tweeted that the Pittsburgh Steelers are "concerned" about Byron Leftwich's rib injury. They think he "will be out for a while" and QB Ben Roethlisberger is doubtful (at the moment) for Week 12. The only other quarterback on their roster is veteran Charlie Batch . This rash of injuries will likely force Pittsburgh to work out and seek an emergency backup.
Pittsburgh narrowly lost Sunday night to the Baltimore Ravens and now find themselves fighting for a wildcard spot. Luckily for them, the AFC is top heavy with only six teams having a winning record at the moment. Nonetheless, if Roethlisberger and Leftwich are out for another week or two, it would leave the door wide open for a team like Cincinnati to move up the standings. Leftwich is far from a reliable fantasy starter, so if he does play, leave him on the waiver wire.