Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich suffered two broken ribs in Sunday's game against the Ravens and is unlikely to play in next Sunday's game against the Browns, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on Monday.
CBS Sports reported that the Steelers are worried that Leftwich may be "out for a while," according to a source.
With regular starter Ben Roethlisberger also unlikely to play the next few weeks because of rib and shoulder injuries, the Steelers may turn to Charlie Batch, or they may sign another quarterback.
Batch, 37, last played in Week 16 last season, when he was a starter and the Steelers beat the Rams 27-0.
Free agent quarterbacks available include Tyler Palko, David Garrard, Vince Young , Donovan McNabb, A.J. Feeley, John Beck and J.P. Losman.