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Steelers WR Plaxico Burress tears rotator cuff, may be out for the season

Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress was carted off the practice field Thursday. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images) Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress was carted off the practice field Thursday. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress was carted off the practice field Thursday afternoon and returned with his right arm in a sling, per Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported later Thursday night Burress had torn his rotator cuff and could be finished for the season.

The Steelers open the preseason Saturday night against the Giants.

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Burress, who turns 36 next week, played in only four games last season in his return to Pittsburgh, with three total catches for 42 yards and a score.

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