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Burress has surgery, done for season


On Monday, Steelers receiver Plaxico Burress turned 36. He also had surgery that ended his football season before it began.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Burress is done for the year after undergoing an operation to repair a torn rotator cuff.

The injury happened when Burress dove to catch a pass last Thursday at practice. Many coaches tell players not to go to the ground during training camp to prevent injuries like torn rotator cuffs.

Burress signed with the Steelers late in the 2012 football season after surprisingly receiving little interest following a strong 2011 with the Jets. He re-signed with the team that drafted him in 2000 early in the offseason.