|PITTSBURGH (June 12, 2006) -- Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was injured in a motorcycle crash and taken to a hospital.
"He was alert and conscious," said Ernie Roman, shift commander for the Allegheny County emergency service.
Steelers Dave Lockett, outside Mercy Hospital, confirmed the accident but did not provide additional details.
The 24-year-old Roethlisberger has said in the past that he prefers not to wear a helmet when riding his motorcycle.
Calls to Roethlisberger's agent, Leigh Steinberg, were not immediately returned. In only his second year in the NFL, Roethlisberger helped guide the Steelers to the Super Bowl championship last season.
just turned on my aim and my friend tells me about this, first i didnt beleive it cuz he know i like the steelers and i thought he was playing a joke on me. but when i checked it out on nfl website it made me feal like shit. first, the steelers might be screwed for next season. second, probably no chance of superbowl. third, my fantasy football team will be ben-less so i just hope he gets better and i hope he wasnt hurt badly