Aug 15, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Desmond Bryant (92) takes the field before a game against the Detroit Lions at FirstEnergy Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Desmond Bryant injury update: Browns DT to play Week 6 despite irregular heartbeat

During the Thursday Night Football match up between the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills, the Browns had to transport defensive tackle Desmond Bryant to the local hospital because of shortness of breath. There was no official word on Bryant’s injury, but we were initially told it was for precautionary reasons.

The good news is that Bryant has been released from the Cleveland Clinic after being held over night due to an irregular heartbeat, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Last year, as a member of the Oakland Raiders, Bryant was also hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat.

When Bryant was in the hospital, the Browns needed players to step up and one of the players that answered the call was rookie defensive lineman Armonty Bryant.

“There were a number of guys who stepped up on defense and special teams and Armonty was one of them,” Chudzinski said. “He was able to put pressure on the quarterback, had a sack and had a chance for a couple other ones. He really gave out guys some valuable snaps in rush situations.”

While the rookie did well in his expanded role, Desmond Bryant will be returning for Week 6.

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