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Ben Roethlisberger to return for Steelers vs. Chargers, according to report

The Steelers quarterback is expected to start Sunday, according to a report.

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is expected to start Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac is reporting.

Roethlisberger, who has missed the last three games with shoulder and chest injuries, should return to the practice field at some point this week and regain his starting role.

Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin, who will speak to the media at noon Tuesday, has yet to address the health status of his quarterback.

Earlier in the day, ESPN's Ed Werder reported sources had told him Roethlisberger was feeling less soreness in his shoulder and chest.

If Roethlisberger does return, Charlie Batch, who helped lead the Steelers to a 23-20, come-from-behind victory against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, would be his backup. Batch threw for 276 yards against Baltimore.

Without their starting quarterback, the Steelers (7-5) compiled a 1-2 record. Pittsburgh is competing for one of the two AFC Wild Card spots.

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