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Roethlisberger indeed suffered a broken nose

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on after defeating the Baltimore Ravens 13-10. (Dec. 5, 2010) Credit: Getty Images

The Steelers initially announced that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did not suffer a broken nose on a first-quarter hit by Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, but Roethlisberger actually did suffered a broken bone in his honker.

He'll undergo surgery today to have the nose repaired, according to the Pitttsburgh Post-Gazette, although he's not expected to miss any playing time as a result.

Another injury to a Steelers player ended his season, though. Punter Daniel Sepulveda tore the ACL in his right knee for the third time he suffered the injury. He will be placed on injured reserve. 

Roethlisberger was hurt on the first series, when he was hit in the face by Ngata's left hand. Roethlisberger was also playing with a sprained foot, and lined up in the shotgun most of the game so he wouldn't have to put stress on the foot while backpedaling.

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