JuJu Smith-Schuster has not had a good start to his year with the Pittsburgh Steelers and it likely got even worse on Sunday when he went down with an arm injury.
The Steelers wide receiver was ruled out for the second half of Sunday’s 27-19 victory over the Broncos with a shoulder injury. Coach Mike Tomlin said Smith-Schuster was taken to a hospital for evaluation, which was the first indication the injury was more severe than normal.
The fifth-year receiver was injured after gaining three yards on a Jet Sweep where he got tackled by Broncos safety Kareem Jackson late in the second quarter.
Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Steelers fear Smith-Schuster may be out for the season.
Hours after the initial report and it has been confirmed that JuJu is done for the year.
In the past two games, Smith-Schuster has been targeted 10 times with just two catches for 11 yards. In five games, he has 15 catches for 129 yards and has not scored a touchdown this year.
JuJu elected to turn down multiple bigger contracts and sign a one-year, $8 million deal to return to the Steelers this past offseason. It has not worked out in his favor at all
If his career with the Steelers is over, he ends it with 323 career catches for 3,855 yards and 26 touchdowns.