NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Rudolph will be out multiple weeks, per a source informed of the situation.
Rudolph entered Sunday's game in the second quarter trailing 10-0 and battled the Steelers to a 10-10 tie. The shoulder injury, however, forced Hodges back into the game, and the offense went back in the tank as Pittsburgh fell, 16-10.
Needing a win against Baltimore and a Tennessee loss -- or a loss coupled with a Titans loss, an Indianapolis win and Oakland loss, or PIT beats OAK on strength of victories -- the Steelers' playoff dreams are back in Duck's hands. If he struggles early against a Ravens team with nothing to play for, it will be interesting to see whether Mike Tomlin gives Lynch a shot with the playoffs on the line.