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Byron Leftwich likely to miss opener

Updated: September 3, 2010, 8:34 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger isn't the only Steelers quarterback who might be out for four weeks.

Byron Leftwich has a second-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee, sources told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen on Friday.

Mortensen was the first to report the injury.

Leftwich's injury could sideline him for most or all of the first month of the season, leaving the Steelers with only two healthy quarterbacks -- Dennis Dixon and Charlie ...

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