Terrible news for the Steelers, for whom yesterday’s Week 4 win was much more expensive than expected. This Monday morning it was confirmed that WR JuJu Smith-Schuster suffered a shoulder injury that will take him off the pitch for the rest of the season. In this article we tell you everything you need to know about it.
JuJu Smith-Schuster misses the rest of the 2021 NFL Season
The Steelers’ fear was already discussed in the injury report for the Week 4 games, however, it is now official. This Monday morning, via Ian Rapoport from NFL Media, it was reported that WR JuJu-Smith Schuster will undergo surgery to fix a shoulder injury, so he will miss the rest of the 2021 NFL Season.
Sources: #Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster had surgery last night on his injured shoulder and is out for the season. The procedure was successful. A tough loss for a Pittsburgh offense that is showing signs of hitting its stride.
– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 11, 2021
Smith-Schuster suffered the injury after being hit by DB Kareem Jackson following a carry in the second quarter of Pittsburgh’s win over Denver yesterday. After that, Smith-Schuster left the party and did not return. At the end of the meeting, HC Mike Tomlin pointed out that the USC graduate was transferred to a local hospital to be evaluated.
Instantly after what happened, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette He said Smith-Schuster most likely landed on the Injured Reserve, but Dulac added that from then on, the team was afraid his WR would be lost for the rest of 2021.
Now, the confirmation above is a brutal casualty for the Steelers, who, while scoring 27 points yesterday, are one of the league’s poorest offenses to date, and QB Ben Roethlisberger will surely miss his receiver too much.
However, it was probably just Smith-Schuster who lost the most since in the previous offseason he signed a deal for 1 year and 8 MDD to return to Pittsburgh this season, so next March he will play free agency after an unfinished season and fresh out of injury.
How will this mishap affect the aspirations of JuJu Smith-Schuster in his search for a new contract? How much will the Steelers miss him for the rest of this season? We read you in the comments and on our social networks.
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