As much as I hate Eskin and love Homer, I think I trust Eskin more in this scenario. He's been very reliable when it comes to these and has less incentive to lie than Homer.
There's really no reason to tell the truth if you're Homer. It'd be a bold move to go out of your way to text a lie to the media, but if Bryz isn't playing, I'd want him to do that (outside of the frustration of confusion and being deceived). No reason not to keep your opponents guessing and surprising them at the last minute, if you can.
There's also the chance they're both right. Maybe Bryz tweaked the hip but is still going to play. Eskin never said Bryz was ruled out and Homer's text doesn't say he didn't hurt anything during/before practice.
I just hope that if he is hurting enough to affect his play -- foot, hip or whatever -- that we start Bob. We can afford to throw him out there for a game. Moreso than we can afford to fall behind early because Bryz fails to play through injury/pain successfully.