Did an Old X-Ray Machine Play a Role in Steelers’ Loss to Raiders?

Apparently, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is not quite the “word-class sporting facility” some may have believed it was prior to this past Sunday. The Coliseum, home of the Oakland Raiders, hosted an NFL matchup Sunday with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the second quarter, Steelers’ quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, was injured as a result of a sack made by Raiders’ defender Clinton McDonald. While Roethlisberger made it through the rest of the quarter, his injury appeared to merit an x-ray at halftime.

Roethlisberger did not return to the game until the fourth quarter, with the primary culprit being (in what Yahoo! Sports called) an “antiquated” x-ray machine. Due to the x-ray equipment, which was a visibly old x-ray machine, creating “inconclusive” images, Steelers’ General Manager, Kevin Colbert, wanted Roethlisberger to stay out of the game to avoid further injury. While “Big Ben” Roethlisberger did return to the game in the fourth quarter, the Steelers lost by a narrow three points.

Roethlisberger is expected to play in this week’s matchup against the New England Patriots in Pittsburgh, where there’s likely more up-to-date x-ray equipment. If not, however, both stadiums are more than welcome to contact JPI to learn more about our digital imaging solutions.


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