Is Diontae Johnson playing tonight? (Latest injury update for Browns vs. Steelers in NFL Week 2)

The latest injury update for Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Diontae Johnson.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) runs.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) runs. / Jessica Rapfogel-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to be down a key weapon on offense in Week 2, as Diontae Johnson has been ruled out against the Cleveland Browns with a hamstring injury.

Johnson missed the end of the team’s Week 1 loss to the San Francisco 49ers after suffering the injury, and he could be facing a multi-week absence. 

Diontae Johnson injury status for Week 2 game against Pittsburgh Steelers

Johnson has been ruled out for Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns with his hamstring injury. 

Best Pittsburgh Steelers prop bet for Week 2 vs. Cleveland Browns

Kenny Pickett UNDER 205.5 passing yards

This is going to be a tough game for Pickett, as he doesn’t have his No. 1 receiver and he’s facing a Browns defense that allowed just six first downs to Joe Burrow and the Bengals in Week 1. 

Pickett did use a negative game script in Week 1 to throw for 232 yards, but I’m not counting on a blowout in this one. Instead, I could see this being a low-scoring game focused on defense. 

With Johnson out, Pickett is a prime fade candidate. 

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Diontae Johnson injury history

Diontae Johnson has a bit of a history of getting injured early in seasons, and 2023 is no different. 

  • Sept. 2020: Pedal Foot Sprain – did not miss time
  • Sept. 2020: Pedal Toe Sprain – did not miss time
  • Sept. 2020: Concussion – did not miss a game
  • Oct. 2020: Back Lower Lumbar Sprain/Pull – missed one game
  • Sept. 2021: Knee Strain Grade 1 – missed one game
  • Sept. 2023: Hamstring – expected to miss Week 2

When is Diontae Johnson coming back?

Diontae Johnson doesn’t have a timeline to return, and he should be considered highly questionable for Week 3 against Las Vegas. 

Soft-tissue injuries like a hamstring strain are tough to return from, so the Steelers’ No. 1 wideout could be looking at an extended absence.

Pittsburgh Steelers next 5 opponents

  • Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Sept. 24
  • Houston Texans, Sunday Oct. 1
  • Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 8
  • Los Angeles Rams, Sunday Oct. 22
  • Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday Oct. 29

Cleveland Browns injury report

  • Juan Thornhill – questionable, calf
  • Siaki Ika – questionable, foot
  • Amari Cooper – questionable, groin

Pittsburgh Steelers injury report

  • Anthony McFarland – out, knee
  • Diontae Johnson – out, hamstring

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