The White receiver has been out with an injury since suffering a shoulder injury in the game against Oct. 16. Denver Broncos. Considered a season-end injury, Smith-Schuster has healed enough to at least give it a try and give it a go.
“God answered my prayers & I recovered from a season-end shoulder injury earlier than I expected. I can not believe I get another chance to bang with this team and play in the playoffs to keep our season alive,” Smith-Suster tweeted.
The Steelers then officially removed him from the reserve / injured list.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said it was no surprise that Smith-Suster returned earlier this week.
“He worked hard on rehab and has come to this point, and we started the 21-day window,” Tomlin said Thursday. “We’ll look at him, see how he’s feeling, check his condition, the things we usually do when people enter that 21 – day window. The latest example before Juju is Kevin Dodson. Maybe that’s good. “
Tomlin was unsure when asked if Smith-Suster would be an option on Sunday.
“I don’t know about that. Like I said, we started his 21-day window, what’s going on here, and many more questions are just part of the equation,” Tomlin said.
Smith-Suster has signed a one-year contract to return to the Steelers for 2021. He has taken 15 catches for 129 yards in his limited-overs game this season.