Smith-Schuster followed a nicked-up career at USC with a nicked-up debut for the Steelers. Most worrisome might have been a pair of concussions, the 1st coming in the preseason opener and the 2nd in Week 7. Smith-Schuster sat out a preseason contest in August but returned without missing a game after the October concussion. He added a hamstring injury in mid-November that cost him Week 12. All told, Smith-Schuster carries some injury risk into his 2nd season. But he also comes off leading the league in yards per target as a rookie.
|Projected Missed||Probability of injury per game ?||Probablity of injury in the season ?|
|Nov 16, 2017||Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1||Smith-Schuster missed Week 12 with an unspecified hamstring injury.|
|Oct 22, 2017||Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1||Smith-Schuster missed minimal time in Week 7 and returned for Week 8.|
|Aug 11, 2017||Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1||Smith-Schuster left near end of the 1st quarter in the preseason opener with a concussion. He sat out the next exhibition.|
|Aug 5, 2016||Hand Finger Dislocation||Smith-Schuster dislocated his right pinky but played through the issue.|
|Aug 5, 2016||Pedal Toe Sprain||Smith-Schuster sprained his right big toe in practice. He was ready by the season opener.|
|Oct 31, 2015||Hand Metacarpal Fracture||Smith-Schuster fractured his right hand against Cal, which required surgery to install a plate and screw. He still played the following game.|