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Report: Big Ben injury serious

Updated: January 13, 2009, 3:48 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Pittsburgh Steelers fans were concerned when Ben Roethlisberger went down against the Cleveland Browns in the final regular-season game. Turns out, they had reason to worry.

The team said then that its franchise quarterback suffered a concussion, but the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on Monday that the injury was more serious.

Roethlisberger suffered a spinal cord concussion, and he called it "scary" when he could not feel team doctors sticking a pin into his arm on the field.

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