New Injury Update For Chiefs Wide Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster

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JuJu Smith-Schuster took an encouraging step toward starting the 2022 season on track.

The new Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver was seen catching a pass from Patrick Mahomes at Arrowhead Stadium

Before Thursday's final preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.

A knee injury has kept Smith-Schuster out of practice for more than a week, and he still won't play on Thursday.

However, it is a promising sign of his recovery.

Head coach Andy Reid told reporters on Tuesday that Smith-Schuster had "turned a corner" and should be "fine".

Rib and shoulder injuries limited Smith-Shuster to just five games last season.

Although he once looked like one of the league's premier youth wideouts when he took 111 catches for 1,426 receiving yards in 2018,

He earned only 129 receiving yards in his fifth season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Smith-Schuster signed a one-year deal with Kansas City, where he could help fill the void left by Tyrek Hill.

The 25-year-old will have a golden opportunity to revive his career with Mahomes in one of the league's most dynamic offenses.

JuJu looks set to gear up for Kansas City's Week 1 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals on September 11.