The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered an injury scare before wrapping up their preseason.
Diontae Johnson left Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions with a shoulder injury. The Star Wide Receiver will not return.
Johnson may have suffered the injury while completing a 38-yard reception from Mitchell Trubisky. As he appeared to be on the ground for a second or two longer, the 26-year-old stood up and signaled a first down.
The severity remains unknown, but Steelers fans fear a possible setback two weeks from the start of the season.
They also all ask the same question after watching a key player get injured in an exhibition fight.
A rare ray of hope in Pittsburgh’s offense last year, Johnson passed 107 of 161 targets for 1,161 yards and eight touchdowns. He turned the Pro Bowl campaign into a two-year extension worth up to $39.5 million.
Although Johnson suffered a few minor injuries in his first three NFL seasons, he only missed two games. As the Steelers move on from Ben Roethlisberger, they won’t want Trubisky or Kenny Pickett playing Week 1 without their first gap.