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Plax’s NFL career is likely over with his torn rotator cuff injury

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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer

Plaxico Burress’ NFL career is likely over now, as it will take a miracle for him to return to the field.

Plaxico Burress (Getty Images)

Plaxico Burress (Getty Images)

Burress was competing with Jerricho Cotchery for the final roster spot at wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers. That was before Burress tore his rotator cuff in his shoulder during Thursday’s practice.

Right now, he is likely done for the year. And an official confirmation will come in the coming days, after he meets with a physician.

And with Plax being 36 years old, this is an injury that will be considered a life-threatening injury.

Last season, he had three receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown in four games. He was expected to play a large role in the red zone packages, before the injury.

Prior to returning to the Steelers in 2012, he played for the New York Jets in 2011. In that season, he had 45 receptions for 612 yards and 8 touchdowns.

The 2011 season was his first year back in the NFL after serving a 2 1/2 year prision sentence. He shot his self in the leg in November 2008, which caused him to miss several games and the 2008 playoffs.

Burress played the 2005 through the 2008 season with the New York Giants. He would play in 57 games with the Giants, where he had 244 receptions for 3,681 yards and 33 touchdowns.

He also played for the Steelers from 2000 through the 2004 season. In his first stint with the Steelers, he playd in 69 games over his first five years in the league. He had 261 receptions for 4,164 yards and 23 touchdowns.


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