Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster might have performed his final sport with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter (h/t Brooke Pryor), Smith-Schuster could have surgical procedure later this week to restore the dislocated shoulder he suffered within the second quarter of Sunday’s win over the Denver Broncos and be sidelined 4 months. Based on that timeline, the 24-year-old will miss the rest of the season.
Smith-Schuster reportedly turned down more cash to stay with Pittsburgh on a one-year contract in March. Per ESPN stats, he ends his marketing campaign fourth on the Steelers with 15 receptions on 28 targets for 129 yards with just one landing, a speeding rating. Thus far all through his profession, he is amassed 323 catches for 3,855 yards and 26 touchdowns, 9 of which he tallied final season.
“Injuries are going to happen,” fellow Pittsburgh extensive receiver Diontae Johnson informed reporters Monday. “And it is subsequent man up, so [Ray-Ray McCloud’s] gotta step up, and that is the way it’s all the time been — one individual goes down, someone acquired to step in, and all people is able to [contributing to the offense].
“We are still going to go out there and play for JuJu. We still go out there and do our thing Sundays and get ready, for this week, too.”
McCloud has simply 5 receptions for 36 yards this season however ought to see an uptick in targets starting with this coming Sunday’s contest versus the Seattle Seahawks.