NFL Insider Provides Injury Update on Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Antonio Brown

Published 01/19/2021, 12:51 PM EST
Dec 13, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) runs with the ball against the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown picked up a knee injury during his side’s 30-20 win over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional tie last weekend. 

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This prompted many to fear that the wide receiver would be out for the Buccaneers’ Conference title game against the Green Bay Packers. The wide receiver had to get an MRI done to ascertain the true nature of his injury. And the news of his progress is a bit of a mixed bag. 

Buccaneers monitoring Antonio Brown day-to-day

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As per NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Brown has avoided a serious injury. As per his MRI reports, the wide receiver’s injury lay off shouldn’t be too long. 

But given his recovery seen so far, he isn’t a sure-shot starter for Sunday either. As per Schefter, the wide receiver is being considered day-to-day in preparation for the NFC title game against the Packers.

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Dec 26, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Currently utilized as their 3rd wide receiver, Antonio Brown has rediscovered some of his form which made him so deadly over the years. 

Ahead of the game against the Saints, Brown registered 6 touchdowns in 5 games. Including 1, in their first playoff game against the Washington Football Team.

The wide receiver played a limited number of snaps versus the Saints. He struggled with the injury for a large part of the game and connected for only 1 pass worth 10 yards. 

Bucs have plenty to fall back on

The Buccaneers passing game will surely miss Brown’s presence, especially in the short routes. But that is not to say that they do not have the resources to slot in a 3rd receiver. 

With Mike Evans and Chris Godwin leading the charge, the Buccaneers showed that the duo of Scott Miller and Tyler Johnson have what it takes to get the job done. 

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The 2 young wide receivers starred in the game against the Saints. Johnson made headlines as well after making an incredible play in the 4th quarter of the game. 

With Brown still an uncertainty, do you think the Bucs can pull off a win against the Packers in the NFC title game this weekend?

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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