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#pounditSunday, January 24, 2021

JuJu Smith-Schuster reportedly ‘fine’ after suffering toe injury

JuJu Smith-Schuster

A bad night got even worse for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday when JuJu Smith-Schuster was forced to leave with an injury late in the team’s blowout loss to the New England Patriots, but fortunately the star receiver is not dealing with anything serious.

Smith-Schuster underwent X-rays after injuring his toe and is expected to be “fine,” Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

Smith-Schuster had six catches for 78 yards in Pittsburgh’s 33-3 loss before leaving late in the fourth quarter. He probably would have stayed on the field if the score was a bit closer, as there was no need for the Steelers to take chances with their best receiver in a game that completely got away from them.

With Antonio Brown having been traded and Le’Veon Bell signing with the New York Jets, Smith Schuster is probably the best skill player the Steelers have remaining. He had a breakout season in 2018 with 111 catches for 1,426 yards and seven touchdowns, and it remains to be seen if he can duplicate that production while serving as the team’s clear-cut No. 1 receiver.

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