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Plaxico Burress reportedly tears rotator cuff, season (and maybe career?) might be over

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Plaxico Burress, who turns 36 on Aug. 12, might be finished for this season and perhaps more than that.

Burress has a torn rotator cuff, ESPN reported. That could be a season-ending injury for the veteran Steelers receiver.

And it's fair to wonder if it might end the career of a player who is best known for either catching a game-winning touchdown in the final minute of Super Bowl XLII or for serving nearly two years in prison on a gun charge after shooting himself at a New York nightclub.

Burress hurt himself in practice Thursday. He went up for a pass and came down on his shoulder, Jim Wexell of the Uniontown Herald-Standard reported. He was carted off the field.

Burress had just 42 receiving yards in four games last season, as his controversial and sometimes spectacular career winds down.

Although it's a little too early to say if his season and 11-year career are done, it's a tough blow for a player who was reportedly considering retiring after one final season.

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