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Super Bowl Quarterback Injured Motorcycle Accident


National Football League Super Bowl champion quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers is having surgery for injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.

Roethlisberger's motorcycle collided with a car near a downtown Pittsburgh intersection late Monday morning. He was thrown over the handlebars and hit his head on the windshield of a car.

Doctors at Mercy hospital in Pittsburgh say Roethlisberger is in serious but stable condition. He suffered a broken jaw and sinus cavity, a 23-centimeter gash on the back of his head, lost a number of teeth and injured his knees when he hit the pavement.

Roethlisberger was not believed to be wearing a helmet when the accident occurred.

Some information for this report provided by AP.