from Lou Musto of Giants Rush
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Plaxico Burress suffered a torn rotator cuff during practice Thursday and could be out for the season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. In fact, Burress’ entire career may be in jeopardy.
The former New York Giants receiver, who scored the go-ahead touchdown in Super Bowl XLII against the New England Patriots, has led a toilsome life in the NFL since accidentally shooting himself in the leg with a handgun he possessed illegally inside a New York City club in late November of 2008.
Now 35 years old, Burress signed with the Steelers last November, reuniting with the team that drafted him with the eighth-overall pick in the 2000 NFL draft. He spent the 2011 season—his first back in the NFL since 2008—with the New York Jets.
In 11 NFL seasons, Burress has 553 receptions for 8,499 receiving yards and 64 touchdowns.
The Steelers host the Giants Saturday night.
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