Quarterback Tom Brady will not play in the Pro Bowl due to injury.
The nature of the injury was not disclosed, but Brady is known to have injuries to his right shoulder, ribs and a finger on his right hand. The move does not come as a surprise. Brady hinted at possibly not playing in the game in comments after the Patriots' wild-card playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Roethlisberger hurt his right shoulder in Pittsburgh's regular-season finale against the Miami Dolphins. The injury will not require surgery.
"His shoulder was not 100 percent from our final game in Miami," Steelers head of public relations Dave Lockett said. "Our doctors and trainers have recommended that he should allow it to heal 100 percent."
The other AFC quarterback scheduled to play in the game is Peyton Manning.
Information from ESPN.com AFC North blogger James Walker was used in this report.