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.