Roethlisberger made the announcement today.
However, the former Super Bowl Most Valuable Player told reporters he intends to play against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Roethlisberger and the Steelers have a bye this week. So, he'll have time to recover from his injury.
The Steelers (7-3) are a half-game ahead of the Bengals (6-3) and the Baltimore Ravens (6-3) in the AFC North division, but were swept by Baltimore in the annual series.
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