Bruce Arians Details Antonio Brown’s Health Status

November 24th, 2021

More details have trickled out regarding the health of Antonio Brown.

It’s improving, Bucco Bruce Arians said tonight. And it’s progressing to the point where the Bucs are hopeful Brown will be rolling full-go in practice next week.

“I’ve got my fingers crossed for hopefully next week against [Atlanta],” Arians told SiriusXM NFL Radio tonight while answering a question about when Brown might return.

“He’s moving around a lot better. He’s able to put more weight on the heel and bounce around on it some. So we got our fingers crossed maybe we get him back out next week.”

Remember, Brown has a bone spur that aggravated his sprained ankle or affected it in some way. That won’t magically go away, but perhaps it’s something Brown has been playing through for years.

If Mike Evans can stay healthy — he tweaked his back against the Giants — then Brown’s return would be more like icing on a cake. Brown was a part-time player when healthy, and he can be extremely effective in limited time if his ankle can’t handle a full-time load.

11 Responses to “Bruce Arians Details Antonio Brown’s Health Status”

  1. firethecannons Says:

    Just play on it and forget waiting for it to get perfect–those days are over! Take a needle, whatever it takes. AB is on borrowed time and the clock is ticking.

  2. Buc king Says:

    Save him for 2 games before playoffs

  3. Cleanhouse Says:

    Agreed save him till later,

  4. David Says:

    Wow. I was starting to feel like he may be out for a long time. This is great news!!

    I was looking at the WR semi-finalist for the Hall of Fame-
    Steve Smith
    André Johnson
    Reggie Wayne
    All should get in eventually and are about the same-
    1000 receptions, 13.5-14.4 thousand yards and 70-80 TDs

    Anquan Boldin , Torry Holt, Hines Ward are a little bit behind them.

    Just made me realize, 4–5 more years and Evans will have over
    1000 receptions, 13.4 – 14,000 + yards, and OVER 100 TDs.
    Barring injury, he is a Hall of Famer.

    If he stays healthy, Brown should also get to 14,000 yards and over 100 TDs.


  5. Medicated Pete Says:

    Need AB asap b/c Evans can barely get open when he’s healthy (now he has a covid back)

  6. Beeej Says:

    If Evans is 1 on 1….he’s open. Just throw it high

  7. Eddie Marz Says:

    All these receivers compliment each other. I want all on the field at the same time. As far as holding guys back, I haven’t given up on getting the best conference record. Let’s play and kick everyone’s butt until we get another trophy. GO BUCS!

  8. Listnfrmafar Says:

    When healthy the receiving core is the ultimate threat. No way a defense can cover all these weapons.

  9. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Need AB for the push. When he’s healthy he can’t be covered and his chemistry with Tom is second only to Gronk(maybe).

  10. Ericb Says:

    We need AB for sure gronk was a huge plus against giants! We need AB for playoff push for top seedsfkr sure better seeds better position to SB Pats always had #1 seed and easiest path to SB

  11. captivajim Says:

    After the Colts ; we should not need AB for jets , panthers & dixie chicks… maybe use him against the Bills —but hopefully we’ll have him for the playoffs …