JuJu Smith-Schuster returned to practice and has a chance to play on Sunday night against the Chiefs
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The Steelers revealed a big surprise this afternoon, as they announced that JuJu Smith-Schuster returned to practice on Thursday after being placed on the reserve/injured list on Oct. 16 with a shoulder injury.
Smith-Schuster still remains on the reserve/Injured list and the team has a 21-day window to activate him to the 53-man roster, or he'll remain on the reserve/injured list.
Smith-Schuster has a chance to play on Sunday night against the Chiefs. It’ll depend on how he does in practice, but coach Mike Tomlin called it a start.
Smith-Schuster suffered the shoulder injury in Week 5 against the Broncos on a jet sweep.
In five games this season, Smith-Schuster had 15 receptions for 129 yards (8.6 average) and no receiving touchdowns. He had three carries for nine yards and a rushing touchdown, which came in Week 2 against the Raiders.
Diontae Johnson said Smith-Schuster looks like he would be ready to go for Sunday night.
"To me, it looked like he was ready," Johnson said. "He’s got to ease himself back into things, but he looked smooth today."