Report: Steelers WR Plaxico Burress Carted Off Thursday With Arm Injury

According to several media reports, veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress was carted off the practice field Thursday with an injured shoulder or elbow.

Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider reports that Burress went up for a ball against cornerback Ryan Steed and safety DaMon Cromartie-Smith and fell on his arm after being out jumped.

Head coach Mike Tomlin is not expected to meet the media following practice, so it might be a while until we get an update on the seriousness of the injury.

Should Burress\’ injury wind up being serious, rookie wide receiver Justin Brown, one of two players drafted by by the Steelers in the sixth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft, would probably be considred the next man up to be the fifth wide receiver.

ETA: According to Dale Lolley of the Washington Observer on Twitter, Burress currently has his right arm in a sling

  • Matt Searls

    seriously? mother %#^@$#

  • DoctorNoah

    Plax made some big plays in his time, but he also dropped a lot of balls and was best as a red zone threat. He’s also old, fairly slow, was never the sharpest of route runners, doesn’t play ST, and we already have our requisite Wily Veteran in Cotchery.

    I never wish an injury on anyone, and I hope it is nothing serious. However, if this is a real injury, Inthink we have a number of 6’3+ receivers who may be able to take it to the next level.

    Plax always seemed like a nostalgia pick to me. I wish him well, but want to see Justin Brown and Derek Moye take fight for that spot

  • Kenneth Wilt

    These injuries are starting to freak me out.

  • Milliken Steeler

    I agree. I want to see Justin Brown, Derek Moye or even JD Woods, Its time to move on..

  • Arturo GarcĂ­a

    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammn, I was so much hoping to see Plax in the team and have a great maybe last season, but this just let me hopeless, still I hope he is ok and still hope he makes it at least this season, so he can help the rookies and help them step up the next season.

  • westernsteel

    I thought he ran some pretty lazy routes last season in limited playing time……Justin Brown has a good opportunity, lets see what he does with it

  • Brendon Glad

    This is getting ridiculous. Last year made me quit on the team after the Heath Miller injury (albeit for 1.5 qtrs) . I had watched us get embarrassed (mainly due to a freakish amount of injuries late in 2011 and specifically in the playoff game against Denver…THEN 2012 was the most depressing season of injuries I can ever recall as a Steelers fan)…and now training camp has been dampered severely by all of the injuries (luckily most have been “minor”).
    I don’t live in the Burgh, so can someone go burn some sage at the Franco Harris Immaculate Reception Altar… Or maybe the owner of that place will read this? I’m only 20% joking. It’s starting to get to me.

  • Gregg Huesman

    GEEZ! Every time I log on to this site there’s another injury!! Pull the reins back a tad there, Mike!

  • Ahmad

    Ain’t this a b***h! Well one mans downfall is another man’s opportunity. The standard is the standard so Justin Brown time to show us what you are made of kid.

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  • steeltown

    ……Justin Brown