clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Steelers Injury Update: Martavis Bryant a late addition to injury report with illness

The Pittsburgh Steelers may be without their No. 2 wide receiver vs. Jacksonville on Sunday.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Pittsburgh Steelers Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Just when you thought the Pittsburgh Steelers could possibly have 21 of 22 starters on offense and defense available to the team on Sunday vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars — think again.

Saturday, the Steelers announced wide receiver Martavis Bryant was a late addition to the injury report with an illness.

As stated by Burt Lauten, the Steelers Public Relations director, Bryant was added as questionable for the upcoming game. Since the NFL removed the ‘Probable’ tag from player injury reports, it essentially means Bryant has about a 50-50 chance of playing in Week 5.

If Bryant is unable to play, expect Justin Hunter to take Bryant’s spot on the offense, but Jeremy Fowler of ESPN is suggesting Bryant is hopeful to be able to play.

“Steelers add WR Martavis Bryant (illness/questionable) to the injury report. Bryant felt good Friday, hopes to play. Justin Hunter would likely fill Bryant's role if he can't go.”

With Bryant a game-time decision, stay tuned to BTSC for the latest on this story, and other stories, surrounding the black-and-gold.