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Report: Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster out for Rest of Season with Shoulder Injury

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist II

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster reportedly will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery for his shoulder injury suffered against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Smith-Schuster entered play with 15 receptions for 129 yards and was held without a catch before exiting.

He was also knocked out of his team's Week 3 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals with bruised ribs, though Rapoport reported Sept. 27 that all tests were negative. Smith-Schuster was then considered day-to-day prior to returning for Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers.

The former USC star is in his fifth NFL season. He broke out in 2018 with 111 receptions for 1,426 yards and seven scores, earning Pro Bowl honors along the way.

The 24-year-old hasn't been able to find that elite form ever since, though he's still been productive. He logged a team-high 97 catches for the AFC North champions in 2020.

Without Smith-Schuster, Chase Claypool and Diontae Johnson figure to see the most targets.

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