Steelers star wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster should be ready to play in Week 16. Smith-Schuster has not played since Week 11, while dealing with a knee injury.
He practiced fully on Friday, marking his probable return to the field. The NFL’s Ian Rapoport reported he left the injury report via Twitter.
#Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster practiced fully today and was taken off the injury report. He still spoke cautiously in the locker room, but officially, he’s playing.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 20, 2019
Smith-Schuster has played in 10 games this season. He has 38 receptions for 524 yards and three touchdowns on the season. These totals are well below his first two seasons in the league, as he has only missed two games in his career before 2019.
Part of his drop in production has been due to missing four games with a nagging knee injury. He has also had to deal with a carousel at quarterback, catching passes from Devlin Hodges, Mason Rudolph, and Ben Roethlisberger.
The Steelers and Smith-Schuster will visit the Jets in Week 16. They are currently still fighting to keep the sixth seed in the AFC playoffs. If they win out, or get some help Pittsburgh should be playoff bound.
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