PITTSBURGH - Plaxico Burress is scheduled to undergo surgery Monday on his right shoulder -- an injury Channel 11’s Rich Walsh reported he suffered at training camp on Thursday.
The Steelers and head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Friday that Burress suffered a significant shoulder injury, but did not go into further detail.
“During Thursday's practice, Plaxico suffered what appears to be a significant shoulder injury,” Tomlin said Friday. “He is scheduled for surgery on Monday, and we will re-evaluate the injury at that time. I will provide an update as soon as more information becomes available.”
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Burress tore his rotator cuff.
Walsh reported that Burress was going up for a jump ball when he landed on his shoulder at Thursday’s practice. He stayed on the field for a moment then walked off and was later taken away on a cart.
Burress, who was fighting to make the team as the fourth or fifth wide receiver, has played 11 seasons in the NFL with the Steelers, Giants and Jets.
A team of doctors will re-evaluate Burress after Monday’s surgery.