CLEVELAND — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster exited Thursday night’s game against the Cleveland Browns in the second quarter after absorbing two helmet-to-helmet hits. Smith-Schuster was ruled out for the rest of the game with a concussion before halftime.
Smith-Schuster caught a pass from Mason Rudolph over the middle and was immediately hit in the head by Greedy Williams. A split second later, he took another helmet-to-helmet hit by safety Morgan Burnett.
Smith-Schuster dropped the pass and lay face-down and motionless for at least a minute. Trainers rushed out to evaluate him and a couple Browns players took a knee near him. A trainer carrying a backboard came out, but it wasn’t needed. Smith-Schuster, 22, was able to walk off the field on his own, albeit slowly, and went directly to the locker room.
At the time of Smith-Schuster’s injury, the Steelers were already without Conner, who reinjured his shoulder in the second quarter.
Already struggling offensively, Pittsburgh sputtered even more without its top playmakers. Smith-Schuster had two catches for 21 yards — including one 16-yard gain — when he went out, and Conner had five carries for 10 yards.
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