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JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Conner leave Steelers-Browns game with injuries

Joe Rutter
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Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
The Browns’ Mack Wilson stands next to the Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster after a hit in the second quarter Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at FirstEnergy Stadium.
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Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster takes the field before playing the Browns Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at FirstEnergy Stadium.

CLEVELAND — The Pittsburgh Steelers lost four players to game-ending injuries in the first half Thursday night in their AFC North matchup against the Cleveland Browns.

Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion), running back James Conner (shoulder), outside linebacker Ola Adeniyi (concussion) and cornerback Artie Burns (knee) left with injuries in the first half and did not return.

Adeniyi was injured on the opening kickoff. Burns also was injured on special teams.

Conner aggravated a shoulder injury that kept him out the previous two weeks. He had five carries for 10 yards and a 6-yard catch before departing.


Smith-Schuster suffered a concussion with 9 minutes, 8 seconds remaining in the half when he took a shot to the head from Denzel Ward on a pass over the middle. He had two catches for 21 yards before exiting.

Rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson left midway through the third quarter after taking a helmet-to-helmet blow from Browns safety Damarious Randall, who was ejected from the game because of the late hit.

The Steelers trailed 14-0 entering the third quarter.

Joe Rutter is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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