Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, who was injured in the fourth quarter of the team’s 33-3 season-opening loss to New England on Sunday, seems to have escaped a major injury.
Smith-Schuster, who head coach Mike Tomlin said after the game had a toe injury, had an x-ray performed after the game. The x-ray results came back negative for a fracture, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Dr. David J. Chao, a former NFL team physician who now reports on injuries for the San Diego Union-Tribune, said that Smith-Schuster likely suffered a sprain in his big toe.
Smith-Schuster finished with six catches on eight targets for 78 yard. He led the Steelers in receiving yards and tied for the team lead in receptions against the Patriots.
He was injured late in the game, and was mostly replaced by James Washington, who served as the primary backup at flanker throughout the preseason.