Photos Reveal Antonio Brown Injury Severity: Tampa Bay Star to Miss Several Weeks

Published 10/28/2021, 9:49 AM EDT
Oct 14, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) makes a reception past Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod (23) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


Heading into the eighth week, Tampa Bay looks like the side to beat. In their first seven matches of the season, they racked up six wins which take them to the top of their divisional rankings. For the first six matches of their season, Antonio Brown had a major contribution before his unfortunate injury.

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Brown missed Bucs’ last match against the Bears but was expected to return this week. However, recent developments have surfaced which put a completely different light on his injury severity. It looks like the wide receiver will be out for several weeks.

Oct 14, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) makes a reception past Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod (23) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs coach Bruce Arians gives an unfortunate injury update on Antonio Brown

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For the time being, it looks like Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have to manage without Antonio Brown for a while. This will be a tremendous blow for the Bucs as he is averaging a team-best 14.4 yards per catch. According to head coach Bruce Arians, the wide receiver has an ankle sprain.

As reported by reliable NFL journalist Rick Stroud, the Bucs coach couldn’t go into the minutes of the injury. Despite the issue being an ankle sprain, the location of the injury, as per Arians, is “around his heel”. Moreover, the head coach also indicated that there’s no way to know how long Brown will be out.

Video surfaces of Brown on crutches in training

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While Bucs coach Bruce Arians’ description of the injury provided little information regarding the severity of the wound, a clue was found yesterday by reporters. Videos and photos started surfacing online, showing Brown at the Buccaneers’ practice getting around with the assistance of a crutch. This certainly does not look like a good sign for the Bucs.

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Tom Brady and the Bucs next face against the New Orleans Saints in the weekend fixture. Having Antonio’s pace and presence would have gone a long way for the Bucs against the Saints, who are no pushovers. Here’s wishing Antonio Brown all the best for a speedy recovery!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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