Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has left the team’s preseason opener against the New York Giants to be checked for a concussion.
Smith-Schuster, the team’s second round draft pick this year out of USC, looked like he got injured while attempting to tackle Giants cornerback Valentino Blake after he picked off an under-thrown pass by rookie quarterback Joshua Dobbs. It appeared as though he and tight end Jesse James collided on the play.
Smith-Schuster caught one pass for 4 yards and rushed for 9 yards prior to leaving the game in the first quarter. His return is questionable for tonight’s game.
UPDATE: Smith-Schuster will not return.
#Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster is being evaluated for a possible concussion. His return is questionable for tonight's game.
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) August 11, 2017
— New York Giants (@Giants) August 11, 2017