PITTSBURGH, PA – Pittsburgh Steelers‘ second-year wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is coming off of a phenomenal rookie season. However, entering this year’s minicamp, he’s dealing with a “frustrating” knee injury.
Smith-Schuster has been very vague on the extent of his injury but says he plans to be a full participant for training camp which starts July 26, 2018. “Just something that’s been bothering me over time,” said Smith-Schuster of the injury. “Kind of just adds up and lets me know, ‘Yo, I need to get it checked out.’ We got it checked out.” Until training camp, the Steelers have decided to rest Smith-Schuster during OTA’s and minicamp.
[When asked what “checked out” means, Smith-Schuster said to “ask coach Mike Tomlin.” Smith-Schuster did not say whether or not the injury required surgery. JuJu also confirmed that he plans to return kicks again in 2018 after returning a kickoff for a score during Pittsburgh’s Week 17 victory over the Browns last season.] – Bryan Deardo, 247 Sports
As for “replacing” Martavis Bryant, “I want it. I love it. This is why I’m here,” said Smith-Schuster. “I love the game. Whatever they put on my shoulders, I’m going to carry it and do what I can do for this team.”