Veteran Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress will celebrate his 36th birthday Monday by having surgery to repair the torn rotator cuff suffered last week in practice.
Steelers WR Plaxico Burress will celebrate his 36th birthday today by getting shoulder surgery. Ugh.
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) August 12, 2013
Burress, who re-signed to a one-year deal right at the start of free agency period this past offseason, was hoping to have one last run in 2013 with the team that drafted him in the first round of 2000 NFL Draft, but now he will more than likely be placed on injured reserve at some point.
Burress talked all offseason about how excited he was to have more time to not only get himself into football shape, but learn the Steelers offense in addition. He joined the Steelers late last season after both Antonio Brown and Jerricho Cotchery were temporarily sidelined by injuries, but saw very little playing time.
In the 2012 season finale against the Cleveland Browns, Burress scored the Steelers final touchdown of the year as he hauled in a 12-yard pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger with 3:25 left in the game.
We wish Burress nothing but the best and hope he can at least get some ice cream to go along with his pain medicine later on today.