JuJu Smith-Schuster dealing with concussion and knee injury, could miss Week 12
JuJu Smith-Schuster suffered a concussion during last week’s game against the Cleveland Browns when he took a hard hit from two defenders, and that was apparently not the only injury the Pittsburgh Steelers star sustained on the play.
Smith-Schuster also injured his knee on the play, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. He is not a lock to suit up against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
On the same play he suffered a concussion against the Browns, Steelers’ WR JuJu Smith-Schuster also injured his knee and now Pittsburgh is uncertain whether he will be able to play Sunday at Cincinnati, per league sources.
Steelers WR Diontae Johnson also nursing a concussion.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 18, 2019
As Schefter noted, Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson also has a concussion, so Pittsburgh could be quite thin at the position in Week 12.
The Steelers will probably take every necessary precaution on Sunday, as the Bengals are currently the worst team in football and have not won a game. That said, all divisional games can be tough, and Pittsburgh wants to get back in the win column coming off a poor performance against Cleveland.
Smith-Schuster was not the only key offensive player knocked out of last week’s game, so the injuries are piling up for the Steelers.