Ben Roethlisberger and wife welcome baby

Ben Roethlisberger may not be able to play on Sunday but the quarterback has something else to be thankful for.

The following was posted on the quarterback’s website early Thursday.

From Ben this Thanksgiving morning:

We would like to let everyone know that last night at 10:06 PM Ashley and I welcomed a healthy, beautiful baby boy into this world.

Benjamin Jr. is 7 lbs. 1 oz., and 19-1/2 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing well.

We want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers, it really means a lot to us. God is so good!

We will have pictures to post this weekend.

We hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving! – Ben, Ashley, and Benjamin

The Steelers will turn to Charlie Batch as their starting quarterback this Sunday against Cleveland. Reothlisberger’s return from his dislocated rib and right shoulder is unknown, though he was seen without his sling on Wednesday.