On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Steelers officially announced that wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster will return from injured reserve and also participated in Thursday’s practice.
JuJu Smith-Schuster was placed on injured reserve after undergoing shoulder surgery about three months ago. The Pittsburgh Steelers also announced on the same day that they would activate wide receiver James Washington from the coronavirus reserve roster.
Before his injury this season, JuJu Smith-Schuster played in five games, completing 15 catches for 129 yards. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said the return to the field was “a beginning.”
As the Pittsburgh Steelers’ No. 1 wide receiver in 2018 and 2020, JuJu Smith-Schuster doesn’t have to worry too much about the team’s absence, because Diontae Johnson, Najee Harris, Pat Freiermuth and others will help the team continue to push forward.
If the Pittsburgh Steelers want JuJu Smith-Schuster to play in Sunday’s wild card game, they have until Saturday afternoon to activate him on the roster.