Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant sat out Saturday’s practice and it appears as through the former fourth-round draft pick will be sidelined a little longer.
According to Ross Jones of FoxSports.com, Bryant will undergo a minor procedure for an elbow infection and is expected to be out 10 days.
Steelers WR Martavis Bryant to undergo minor procedure for elbow infection, per source. Expected to be out 10 days, likely to miss HOF game.
— Ross Jones (@RossJonesFOX) August 1, 2015
Based on Jones’ report, Bryant will more than likely miss the Steelers preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings a week from Sunday.
During his Saturday post practice talk with the media, head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t mention Bryant when running down the team’s injuries.
Bryant hadn’t missed a practice until Saturday. However, the Clemson product may have injured his elbow diving for a pass during the team’s Friday night practice at Latrobe Memorial Stadium as he had a wrap on it afterwards.
With Bryant sidelined for the immediate future, young wide receivers Sammie Coates, Eli Rogers and C.J. Goodwin will all likely benefit the most as all will undoubtedly receive extra reps in practice.