The Pittsburgh Steelers lost wide receiver Mike Wallace during the offseason after the Miami Dolphins opened up the check books and paid a large amount of money to bring the speedster to South Beach, but their depth at the position may take another hit after veteran Plaxico Burress appeared to suffer an upper body injury during the team’s Thursday practice.
According to James C. Wexell who covers the Steelers for a number of publications including Steel City Insider, Burress went up for a catch during the practice session and came down on his arm. The injury was serious enough that he was forced to leave the field on a cart.
Plax went up vs. Ryan Steed & Cromartie-Smith. Was outjumped and fell on his arm. Leaving in cart.
— James C Wexell (@jimwexell) August 8, 2013
Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review also reported that Burress left the field with a shoulder or elbow injury.
We will learn more about the injury when the team makes information available, but the Steelers will be hoping that Burress is not going to miss significant time. With Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth likely to miss the early part of the season, Burress would have been one of the team’s best red zone threats.