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Plaxico Burress carted off after apparent arm injury

Pittsburgh Steelers v Cleveland Browns

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 25: Wide receiver Plaxico Burress #80 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up prior to the game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on November 25, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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The Steelers may be down a receiver for Saturday night’s game against the Giants.

Multiple reporters at Steelers practice on Thursday reported that Plaxico Burress had to be carted off the field after going down hard on his right arm while trying to make a catch. Dale Lolley of the Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter reports that Burress had his arm in a sling while riding off the field.

There’s no word on the severity of the injury from the Steelers at this point and, as a result, no word on how long he might be out of practice. Burress is trying to earn a roster spot on the strength of his ability to be a threat in the red zone, an area that Burress believes he can still dominate as a 36-year-old who played just four games last season.

Obviously any extended absence would make it difficult for him to get that job and, perhaps, continue his career, so the diagnosis will be a big one for Burress.