Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has missed the team’s last two games due to injuries and while he’s very questionable to play Sunday in the road game against the Arizona Cardinals, he’s at least back running again as of Wednesday.
According to Teresa Varley of steelers.com, Smith-Schuster said on Wednesday that he was able to start running today. However, he’s only doing straight line running and not cutting yet.
JuJu Smith-Schuster said he was able to start running today. Just straight line running. No cuts yet. But it felt good.
— Teresa Varley (@Teresa_Varley) December 4, 2019
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated on Tuesday during his press conference that Smith-Schuster probably didn’t have a good shot at practicing in some capacity on Wednesday and it appears as that was indeed the case. We’ll now wait and see if Smith-Schuster is ultimately listed on the team’s Wednesday evening injury report as being at least a limited participant.
Smith-Schuster injured his left knee in the first half of the Steelers Week 11 game against the Cleveland Browns. He also suffered a concussion on that same hit that he injured his knee on but has since been removed from concussion protocol.
“It is frustrating not being out there to help the guys make plays,” Smith-Schuster said Wednesday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I feel like I’m a huge part of this team, but at the same time, I have to do what’s right for my team, for me to get healthy. Our guys can lead us to the playoffs, and hopefully I’ll be back in time to contribute to the end of the season or the playoffs.”
For the season, Smith-Schuster has registered just 38 receptions for 524 yards and three touchdowns.