• Burress to undergo surgery Monday on shoulder


    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.

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