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Plaxico Burress out for season after surgery on rotator cuff

Plaxico Burress is officially out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair his torn rotator cuff. (Getty Images) Plaxico Burress is officially out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair his torn rotator cuff. (Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress underwent season-ending — and possibly career-ending — surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff on Monday, ESPN.com's Adam Schefter reported.

The surgery came the same day Burress turned 36 years old. He injured his shoulder last week when diving to catch a pass. It was reported then Burress was likely facing a season-ending injury.

Burress played in only four games last season in his return to Pittsburgh, with three total catches for 42 yards and a score. He signed back with the Steelers — who drafted him in 2000 — after receiving surprisingly little interest following a solid season with the New York Jets in 2011.

Burress has played in 148 games through an 11-season career with the Steelers, Jets and New York Giants. He has 553 receptions for 8,499 yards and 64 touchdowns. The injury could end a spotlighted career that included a jail stint in 2009 and 2010 on a weapons possession charge.

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