NFL: Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster leaves with shoulder injury


Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was ruled out for the second half of Sunday’s game against Denver due to a shoulder injury.

On the first play of a Pittsburgh drive with 5:47 left 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.

Steelers linebacker Devin Bush exited in the third quarter with a leg injury and was also ruled out.

Bush, 23, sacked Teddy Bridgewater for a 12-yard loss in the second quarter. It was his second sack of the season and his fourth since Pittsburgh drafted him in the first round in 2019.

–Field Level Media

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