Report: Steelers Rookie WR JuJu Smith-Schuster Won’t Play Against Packers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to release their final injury report for Week 12 but according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith Schuster won’t play Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers.

Smith-Schuster, the Steelers second-round draft pick this year, apparently suffered a minor hamstring in the team’s Week 11 Thursday night home win over the Tennessee Titans. That injury resulted in him failing to practice this week and head coach Mike Tomlin hinted this past Tuesday that there was a chance that might happen.

With Smith-Schuster sidelined Sunday night, fellow Steelers wide receivers Martavis Bryant and Eli Rogers should have plenty of opportunities to make plays against the Packers. Additionally, wide receiver Justin Hunter might ultimately dress in place of Smith-Schuster Sunday night. Those three wide receivers have combined to catch 34 passes for 390 yards and one touchdown this season. Smith-Schuster, on the other hand, has caught 33 passes for 568 yards and five touchdowns this season.

Smith-Schuster, who is currently the league’s youngest player, turned 21 years old on Wednesday.

The rest of the Steelers Friday injury report will be out soon.

  • Sam Clonch

    Ah. Sad face ๐Ÿ™ Should have more than enough firepower still for the Packers without Matthew and with Hundley.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Figures. I’m confident in the guys we have tho!

  • Chris92021

    This is an opportunity for Eli Rogers and Martavis Bryant to show something.

  • Darth Blount 47

    To own… or not to own… Martavis Bryant once again in my fantasy league. That is the question.

  • rystorm06

    Time for Bryant to ball out

  • dany

    there won’t be a better moment to take a chance this year

  • DangZone

    Does this mean A. Brown has a career day or faces double coverage all nite?

  • Intense Camel

    I’m glad. Let that hamstring heal up. Hopefully other guys step up.

  • gdeuce

    pretty hard to top his career day vs Oakland a few years ago

  • Talyn Scarbrough

    Brown could have a career game with double coverage…lol

  • Ralph Wagner

    O.K. Bryant, time to put up or shut up.

    Go Steelers.

  • Rocksolid20

    Amen , brother .

  • Rocksolid20

    Look for The Outlaw to make an impact .