The Pittsburgh Steelers are slated to take on the New Orleans Saints this weekend in what should be a thrilling, high-octane offensive showdown. Unfortunately, one of the Steelers' top weapons heading into the game could be at risk.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers WR Juju Smith-Schuster was forced to leave practice early on Thursday with a groin injury.
Per the report, Smith-Schuster was not in the locker room after practice and did not speak to reporters.
Smith-Schuster is the Steelers' leading receiver on the season with 95 receptions for 1,274 yards. However, he was edged out in the Pro Bowl voting by teammate Antonio Brown, who leads the team with 13 receiving TDs.
The second-year receiver out of USC has seven games this season with over 100 receiving yards.
Smith-Schuster had four receptions for 40 yards in this past week's 17-10 win over the New England Patriots.
Per the report, if Smith-Schuster's injury keeps him from playing against the Saints, rookie WR James Washington will start in his place.