Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster will have his surgery on his fractured right shoulder on Wednesday, according to a report by Rich Walsh of KDKA.
Smith-Schuster, who had to be hospitalized on Sunday after the Steelers’ win over the Denver Broncos, is expected to miss four months after the surgery, according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, which would take him right to the Super Bowl and likely end his season.
Juju Smith-Schuster was very emotional at his foundations charity event tonight talking about his injury and football.
Juju will have surgery on Wednesday and will be out for the remainder of the season. @KDKA pic.twitter.com/l2vLS7nZyJ
— Rich Walsh KDKA (@RichieWalsh) October 12, 2021
The Steelers’ star wide receiver was injured while running a jet sweep on the Steelers’ final drive of the first half against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. He was tackled on the play by Kareem Jackson. Smith-Schuster was very briefly attended to on the Pittsburgh sideline before being taken to the hospital. He was first announced as questionable to return, before being downgraded to out.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin will speak with the media on Tuesday at noon, and likely give an update on Smith-Schuster’s prognosis at that time.
Smith-Schuster has been with the Steelers since he was the team’s second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. After becoming a free agent for the first time this spring, he re-signed with the Steelers on a one-year contract worth $8 million. He is again scheduled to become a free agent after this season.
On Wednesday evening, Smith-Schuster was able to host a luau fundraiser for his foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, despite his shoulder being in a sling.