Antonio Brown Has A Bone Spur

November 10th, 2021

Trouble revealed

Damn, the Buccaneers’ medical staff is being tested every which way this season.

Antonio Brown has been out with an ankle sprain that Bucco Bruce Arians previously said was being compounded by some sort of issue near the heel on the affected foot.

Tonight on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Arians explained in more detail.

“He’s got a bone spur that aggravated [the ankle] and he was out of the boot today,” Arians said of Brown. “He was doing some walking exercises. We’ll see how that goes.”

Glad to hear Brown is walking, which is a long way from running with the electricity he showed in training camp and early this season.

Like Gronk, it sounds like it’s going to be long and careful road for Brown.

17 Responses to “Antonio Brown Has A Bone Spur”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    A heal spur probably which is a part of plantar fasciitis. He’s screwed

  2. Armando Valdes Says:

    That’s great news in regards to him being on the first step to returning. I’d sit him out till the final stretch and ready for the playoffs.

  3. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Well at least we know it’s legitimate

  4. Swampbuc Says:

    I bet Perriman is active for the game Sunday. This sucks — when AB is healthy with Godwin and Mike healthy, it’s virtually unstoppable.

    Lean on the run game Sunday, dammit.

  5. cmurda Says:

    Joe. Can you knock it off with the bad news. The injury front is downright depressing.

  6. Mike pizzoli Says:

    Good thing Bruce absolutely sees no reason to let Brady recruit OBJ, it’s not like gronk, ab, and now Godwin aren’t injured or anything

  7. Karma Says:

    Time for a chortizone shot….I’m excited to see Breshard Perriman. i think he is going to tear it up with an accurate passer like Brady.

    He’ll open up all the underneath for others. And on the cheap I bet. Wish we had some more dough.

  8. SOEbuc Says:

    Have a chance to watch TJ at the #2 WR for a possible future spot.

  9. James Walker Says:

    Save them for the playoffs.

  10. Alohamg Says:

    Sounds like plantar fasciitis, which is actually really easy to fix in a matter of a couple weeks. Not only have I had it but I’ve helped numerous athletes get over it, not a big deal.

  11. Sumosam Says:

    I was a jogger. This is very painful. It ended my running. It is a very complicated operation where the spur has to be removed but in order to do that, the Achilles must be severed and reattached. Something like this could be career ending. Sometimes it can be helped with cortisone but that’s not permanent. Very bad news.

  12. WillieG Says:

    Bone spur + hammer = no more bone spur

  13. BYoung Says:

    Seems like this issue should have been more seriously addressed sooner? Unless this is a new injury? He has been unavailable for pretty much most of this season. Getting ridiculous waiting for the old man to get on the field!

  14. Crunchbuc Says:

    Medicated Pete you are such a Debbie Downer. What the hell is wrong with you? You are always the first comment and always a whiney little Beyonce! Go be a fan of the Bears or something dude.

  15. PassingThru Says:

    Heel bone spurs are the cumulative damage caused by stress and impact. Eventually it will require surgery, but that doesn’t mean “season over” for Antonio Brown. I’m pretty sure AB felt pain in the weeks or months prior to having it diagnosed. From afar I’d just have to guess that AB will take a few weeks off to relieve the pressure and pain and see how his body responds. I think there’s a good chance he’ll be back at some point this season, with cortisone shots helping him play through the pain. This explains the nebulous answers by Arians, at this point it is just a waiting game to see how AB’s body responds.

    He will eventually require surgery.

  16. Listnfrmafar Says:

    This guy was finally making it right and his play was getting to pro bowl level. Tough break AB. Tommy Boy needs to work his magic and talk Calvin Johnson or Randy Moss out of retirement.

  17. Irishmist Says:

    At least we know he is safe from the draft.