NFL: Report: JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) lost for season


Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster needs surgery on his injured right shoulder and is expected to miss the rest of the season, NFL Network reported Monday.

An MRI exam following Sunday’s 27-19 victory against the visiting Denver Broncos determined that he had a dislocated shoulder, which often results in a labral tear, per the report.

Contrary to an earlier report from NFL Network, Smith-Schuster did not have the surgery Sunday night.

On the first play of a Pittsburgh drive in the second quarter, Smith-Schuster rushed around the left end for 3 yards before being tackled by Broncos safety Kareem Jackson.

Jackson’s helmet struck Smith-Schuster’s right arm and the fifth-year wideout appeared to be in serious pain as he was helped to the locker room.

Smith-Schuster, 24, finished with two carries for 6 yards and zero catches on one target. For the season, he has 15 receptions for 129 yards and no touchdowns in five games.

A second-round pick in 2017 and a Pro Bowl selection in 2018, Smith-Schuster has 323 career catches for 3,855 yards and 26 touchdowns in 63 games.

–Field Level Media

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