JuJu Smith-Schuster is celebrating his 24th birthday Sunday, something that his Pittsburgh Steeler teammates acknowledged by having him "blow out the candles" following a second-quarter touchdown by Chase Claypool.
Unfortunately for Smith-Schuster, that wasn't the most viral moment that emerged from Sunday's game involving the fourth-year wide receiver.
In the fourth quarter of Sunday's win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, Smith-Schuster tripped over a ref's penalty flag, and immediately appeared to be in pain:
Evan Washburn noted on the CBS telecast that Smith-Schuster did indeed tweak his right ankle/foot area. With a 17-3 lead, the former Pro Bowler didn't appear on the next drive, which ultimately ended with Eric Ebron hauling in a 20-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger. On the final drive of the game, the Steelers pulled all starters.
After the game, Steelers' head coach Mike Tomlin didn't appear to believe Smith-Schuster suffered any notable injury, with Dejan Kovacevic saying he referred to the injury as "bumps and bruises."
Now 10-0, the Steelers will have a quick turnaround, as they look to essentially put the AFC North on ice during a Thanksgiving evening matchup against the division-rival Baltimore Ravens. We'll see if Smith-Schuster is at all affected moving forward by this incident.