Plaxico Burress to have shoulder surgery on Monday


Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress will have surgery Monday on an apparent “significant shoulder injury,” coach Mike Tomlin said in a club-issued statement on Friday.

PFT reported Thursday night that Burress sustained a torn rotator cuff in a practice fall, an injury that could threaten to end his season, considering its seriousness.

Burress’ condition will be assessed on Monday, Tomlin said.

Burress, 35, is in his second stint with Pittsburgh. He’s caught 553 passes for 8,499 yards for 64 touchdowns.