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Report: Ben Roethlisberger likely to play

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger participated fully in practice Thursday and is in line to start against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, according to a report in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

"I always plan to play Sunday," Roethlisberger told the Tribune-Review.

Roethlisberger said his left foot was injured on the second-to-last series against the Texans when he was tackled from behind. He remained in the game but had trouble walking afterward in the locker room.

The Steelers' medical staff initially thought the injury was a sprain and an MRI indicated a possible fracture but was inconclusive because of swelling, team sources told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

A subsequent MRI Monday was negative for a fracture, sources said.

Playing with a foot injury wouldn't be new for Roethlisberger. He played part of last season with a broken right foot.

"You know me -- if I can be out there, I'm going to be out there. That's so for next week, too," he said. "If I can do it and if I have to cast it up -- we saw I had to do that last year. I casted up my foot for the last half of the year. If we have to do it, I'll do it."

Information from ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen and The Associated Press was used in this report.