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Plaxico Burress Tears Rotator Cuff

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Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images.

It looks like Plaxico Burress won't be suiting up for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season. Albert Breer of the NFL Network reported that Burress tore his rotator cuff in practice yesterday, and it’s feared to be a season-ending injury.

The injury occurred when Burress came down awkwardly on his shoulder while attempting to make a catch over two defensive backs. While Burress walked off the field under his own power, he had to be carted to the locker room.

Burress was buried fairly deep on the depth chart, and it doesn’t seem like there’s much gas left in the tank. He played in four games with the Steelers last season, but he only had three receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown.

Set to turn 36 next week, Burress may have just played in the final training camp of his career. If the injury does indeed turn out to end his season, it’s hard to see him getting another shot in the NFL (yeah, I went there). He was already considering retiring after the season, and this may have been the final nail in the coffin.