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Pittsburgh Steelers' Burress suffers serious injury

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Plaxico Burress' season with the Pittsburgh Steelers could be over after the wide receiver was injured in practice on Thursday. 

The 35-year-old left the field with a torn rotator cuff, after landing awkwardly on his right arm when trying to take a catch. 

According to a source close to Burress, the player is likely to miss the whole season, making it likely that he may quit the sport. 

Burress' NFL career took a downward spiral after he spent almost two years in prison after a weapons conviction, however he always remained a useful player to have despite his on and off-field problems. 

Having represented the New York Giants, New York Jets and the Steelers during his time in the NFL, Burress has a total of 553 receptions over 8,499 yards, as well as 64 touchdowns across 11 seasons. 

In 2007, the wide receiver caught the match-winning touchdown as the Giants defeated the New England Patriots in the Superbowl. 

 

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