The Notre Dame football program produced a star in Chase Claypool, who went down during practice on Tuesday with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Notre Dame football program saw former wide receiver Chase Claypool dominate in his first season in the NFL, this after being a second-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020. He came up big time and time again and entering his second season, the plan was for him to be a top option in the passing game once again.
For Claypool, he may have to wait to produce again.
On Tuesday, Claypool was injured during practice and had to be helped off the field by both Ben Roethlisberger, and Eric Ebron. For the Steelers, this was a terrible turn of events, as Claypool was certainly a guy they were counting on in a big way this season.
We still do not know what happened in terms of the injury, but those there said it was likely either an ankle or a knee.
Notre Dame football star had breakout rookie season
As a rookie, despite being a second-round pick, Claypool really exceeded expectations, as he became a touchdown machine for the Steelers. All told, Claypool found the end zone 11 times, nine times through the air, and twice on the ground.
In a season ravaged by injuries, he was definitely a bright spot, and alongside JuJu Smith-Schuster, was supposed to give the newly-healthy Ben Roethlisberger a dangerous duo on the outside. That could still certainly be the case, but we won’t know for sure until head coach Mike Tomlin updates the media later this week.
The Notre Dame football program announced seven captains for the upcoming 2021-2022 season including Kyren Williams and Kyle Hamilton.
Hopefully, Claypool is ok, because not only do we love to see our Notre Dame football players flourish at the next level, but the Steelers’ offense desperately needs him. He is a guy who could be a megastar at the NFL level, but to be helped off the field by your teammates is never a good sign.
* Update from Mike Garafolo from NFL Network is that it was not a significant injury.