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Friday August 9th, 2013

Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress will have surgery Monday on his shoulder. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images) Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress will have surgery Monday on his shoulder. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress will have shoulder surgery next week after hurting his shoulder in practice, the team announced.

It was reported Thursday that Burress tore his rotator cuff and could be finished for the season.

Burress was battling for a roster spot with Jerricho Cotchery, David Gilreath and several rookies. He had three receptions in four games with the Steelers last season and will turn 36 next week.

PHOTO GALLERY: Injury watch for 2013 NFL season Burress has 553 receptions for 8,499 yards and 64 touchdowns in 11 seasons with the Steelers, New York Giants and New York Jets.

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