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JuJu Smith-Schuster's Pro Bowl Injury Has Fans Furious

JuJu Smith-Schuster celebrating a touchdown

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 01: JuJu Smith-Schuster #19 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

There's a certain level of fan outrage that is to be expected when a player gets injured in a no-stakes exhibition game such as the Pro Bowl. We've certainly reached that point in this year's Pro Bowl after what happened to Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

In the second quarter, Smith-Schuster caught a pass from Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, only to have his leg rolled up on as he fell to the ground with the ball.

As the ESPN broadcast soon cut to Smith-Schuster limping off to the benches, the fear and frustration on Twitter was heard loud and clear:

"Add JuJu Smith-Schuster getting injured in a meaningless Pro Bowl game to the list of things that have not gone right for the Steelers this offseason. It’s still only January."

One fan thought that the injury, if deemed serious, could impact the Steelers' current saga with wideout Antonio Brown:

"juju smith-schuster is limping this is not a drill. please someone comfort me during this difficult time"

Fortunately for the Steelers, Chiefs beat writer Brooke Pryor soon revealed that Smith-Schuster was dealing with a knee contusion and is questionable to return for the game.

Given that it's an exhibition game though, it's probably for the best that Smith-Schuster stays on the sideline for the rest of this one.