Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster injured stepping on penalty flag
In one of the most bizarre injuries of the year, Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster suffered a right foot/ankle injury early in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game vs. the Jaguars. It occured after stepping on a referee’s penalty flag, CBS Sports’ Evan Washburn reported on the game’s television broadcast.
Evan Washburn on the sideline reports that JuJu Smith-Schuster did in fact tweak his right foot/ankle on the penalty flag. He's added some tape to it, but he's on the sideline for this drive.
The Steelers play in four days. Better to let him get as much rest as possible.
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) November 22, 2020
Smith-Schuster limped off the field and had his leg briefly looked at by trainers.
JuJu got injured stepping on the ref flag, oh no..pic.twitter.com/9c1hv81NdU
— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) November 22, 2020
The Steelers led 20–3 at the time of Smith-Schuster’s injury and held on to defeat Jacksonville, 27–3.
Smith-Schuster celebrated his 24th birthday on Sunday, finishing the contest with four catches for 19 yards and a touchdown.
With the victory, Pittsburgh moved to 10–0.
The Steelers host the Ravens this Thursday night.