The Pittsburgh Steelers they returned to the path of victory after beating the Denver Broncos in Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season, but suffered a significant loss on offense.
El wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster suffered a right shoulder injury and, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, it will require surgery that will cause the remainder of the season to be missed.
The USC product was injured in the second quarter of the game after carrying the ball and being violently hit by the cornerback. Kareem Jackson. This season hadn’t started as the best for Smith-Schuster, catching just 15 passes for 129 yards, three carries for nine yards and a touchdown before hurting himself.
Pocos wide receivers
In addition to the Smith-Schuster injury, the recipient James Washington He presented groin discomfort and his condition is uncertain. Thus, Ben Roethlisberger will have few wide receivers since only Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool y Ray-Ray McCloud They are on the roster of 53. In the practice squad they are Steven Sims y Tyler Vaughns.
Will it still be in Pittsburgh?
In the last free agency, the wide receiver signed a one-year, $ 8 million offer to stay with the team that drafted him in the second round of the 2017 Draft. Since then, Smith-Schuster has accumulated 3,855 yards on 323 receptions and 26 touchdowns. With this unexpected farewell, his continuity at Heinz Field is in doubt.