Ben Roethlisberger: (Shoulder/Ribs) Doubtful For Sunday Staff

Update: Coach Mike Tomlin said that Roethlisberger (right shoulder/dislocated rib) is doubtful to play Sunday against the Browns, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Roethlisberger, not surprisingly, did not practice Wednesday.

Recommendation: "He had additional tests done" Tuesday, Tomlin noted. "All things are very positive in terms of where he is. We are encouraged about his status." In any case, Charlie Batch is starting Sunday's game, with Brian Hoyer in line to back him up, with the slightly optimistic "doubtful" tag perhaps more indicative that Roethlisbeger might have a chance to suit up in Week 13.