Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster reveals what he’s a ‘big fan’ of while rehabbing
Some people are perturbed by “cracking” sound sometimes made when stretching out. This does not apply to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.
JuJu has been working with a chiropractor this offseason after being plagued by injuries throughout the 2019 campaign, including a left knee issue in Week 11.
Smith-Schuster said he never understood just how much he can do to understand and improve his durability as he prepares for a bounce-back season.
The 23-year-old Steelers star also enjoys the cracking (via Allison Koehler of USA TODAY):
“The ASMR cracking — big fan of that,” said Smith-Schuster in an interview with Dr. Worrall.
“I had a PCL strain that held me back last season. I was out for five weeks. Also, I got a concussion during the same hit.”
“Literally after that, coming in and seeing [Dr. Worrall], there’s so much more to my body that I can improve on.”
“I thought it was just my knee. Once I got my back cracked and my neck cracked, ohhh, I’m gucci just to walk up out of here. Nah. We just did an hour of assessment of studying my body.”
The Steelers will surely be glad to see Smith-Schuster is taking good care of his body.
After catching 111 passes for 1,426 yards in 2018 for the Steelers, JuJu had just 42 receptions for 552 yards last year. Part of those numbers can be attributed to poor quarterback play, but the injuries and increased drop rate also played a role.
Smith-Schuster will certainly be motivated by the fact Ben Roethlisberger will be back under center for the Steelers this year after missing all but two games in 2019. The two have established quite the rapport and will hope to give the Steelers more explosiveness.