Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown has not played in a game since Week 6 versus the Eagles following an ankle/ heel injury. Originally it was believed that Brown would wear a boot for a week or two and then be right back, stretching the field against opposing defenses. That simply had not been the case. According to Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians, the injury was different from what the team originally thought it to be, and in hindsight, the team may have put the wide receiver on injured reserve.
Bruce Arians was asked during the post-practice address to the media on Wednesday whether or not Brown’s absence from practice was due to possible setbacks, to which he replied, “It was more [that it was] a different injury than originally thought, a sprain. There [are] issues in the heel. That’s what he’s had problems with.”
As for Brown’s availability for Sunday versus the Atlanta Falcons, the situation remains doubtful. I wouldn’t expect AB back for a little while longer, at least 2 more weeks, but the good thing is when he’s able to come back in time for the Playoffs, the Bucs will be more dangerous than ever on offense.