Pittsburgh Steelers large receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster suffered a season-ending shoulder surgical procedure in final Sunday’s sport towards the Denver Broncos, and he addressed it throughout his basis’s luau on Wednesday, 

Smith-Schuster delivered a heartful speech to his household, associates and teammates in attendance.

Pittsburgh Steelers large receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) is helped off the sector after being injured through the first half of an NFL soccer sport towards the Denver Broncos in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021.
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Smith-Schuster confirmed up on the podium along with his proper arm in a sling. As he began his speech, the previous Pro Bowl wideout fought by tears whereas expressing what soccer has meant to him.

“Last night was the hardest night for me because football has done so much for me in my life, more than you guys will ever know,” Smith-Schuster mentioned. “My stepdad put my in football when I was four years old. It was fun. You get to hit kids and not get in trouble, right? I always loved the game.”

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) is upended by Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson (22) during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. Smith-Shuster was injured on the play and left the field.

Pittsburgh Steelers large receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) is upended by Denver Broncos security Kareem Jackson (22) through the first half of an NFL soccer sport in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. Smith-Shuster was injured on the play and left the sector.
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“Last night was hard for me because, when I got the call from the doctors, you know, shoulder injury, I thought you put it back in and you’ll be fine within two weeks, and our bye week is coming up, and I was like, ‘I can take two weeks off, come back and play this season.’ Doctor called me and said, ‘Hey, man, I think we have to do this surgery. You can get a second opinion.’ And [he] said it was a season-ending injury.”

Smith-Schuster continued: “And I sat there and I cried. I cried all night. I cried because I love this game so much, more than anyone will know. I know the whole social media thing, and the whole TikTok and dancing and all that, I do it because it’s my personality and I love it. Don’t get me wrong.”

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) gets up after being injured on a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021.

Pittsburgh Steelers large receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) will get up after being injured on a play through the first half of an NFL soccer sport towards the Denver Broncos in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021.
((AP Photo/Don Wright))

“But football will always come first. Without football, I wouldn’t be who I am today. Without football, this wouldn’t be. I wouldn’t … be a role model for a lot of people. I cried that night because you just never know what the future holds for you. If I look at the light in front of me and don’t keep my head down and just keep pushing forward, and I come back even stronger than I was this year, I know God has a bright future for me.”

In 5 video games this season, Smith-Schuster hauled in 15 receptions for 129 yards and no touchdowns. The Steelers will rely closely on large receivers Diontae Johnson, James Washington and Chase Claypool to select up the slack in Smith-Schuster’s absence.