Antonio Brown shares texts sent to Bruce Arians about ankle injury
Large receiver Antonio Brown took to social media on Thursday morning to share textual content messages purportedly sent to Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians, in which the two seemed to acknowledge Brown dealing with an ankle injury.
Within the messages, that are dated to Thursday, Dec. 30 and Friday, Jan. 1, Brown sends Arians a photograph of him receiving therapy on his proper ankle, writing in a subsequent message, “I wanna win wanna be there if i get up tomorrow really feel higher I will be prepared kinda rolled it outdoors on 2pt play.”
To which Arians responded, “Come see me [in] the morning. We’ll speak it out. Undoubtedly need you with us in case you are prepared.”
On Wednesday night time, Brown launched an announcement, through his legal professional Sean Burstyn, accusing the staff of executing an “ongoing cover-up.”
Within the prolonged assertion, Brown stated that he relented when pressured by a coach to play with an ankle injury, and was injected with what he describes as a “highly effective and typically harmful painkiller.”
When the ache grew to become an excessive amount of and restricted his efficiency, Brown stated he exited the sport and sat on the sideline, the place he claims he was admonished by a coach to return to the sphere.
“I informed him, ‘It’s my ankle.’ However he knew that. It was well-documented and we had mentioned it,” Brown wrote. “He then ordered me to get on the sphere. I stated, ‘Coach, I can’t.’ He didn’t name for medical consideration. As a substitute, he shouted at me, ’YOU’RE DONE!’ whereas he ran his finger throughout his throat. Coach was telling me that if I didn’t play damage, then I used to be achieved with the Bucs.”
Brown’s lawyer stated in an announcement that the broad receiver underwent an MRI on Monday, which revealed bone and ligament injury that might require surgical procedure.
Following Sunday’s recreation, by which Brown left the sphere shirtless within the third quarter, Bucs coach Bruce Arians stated Brown made no point out of an injury earlier than leaving the sphere, a declare that Brown stated Wednesday was “100% inaccurate.”
NFL Community reported earlier within the week that Brown informed the Buccaneers teaching workers that he didn’t consider his ankle was wholesome sufficient for him to proceed taking part in, prior to his mid-game exit vs. the Jets on Sunday. Including, in a report, that when Buccaneers coaches requested Brown to enter the sport, within the second half of Sunday’s eventual 28–24 win, Brown informed them he didn’t need to re-enter as a result of in his thoughts he didn’t consider he was wholesome sufficient to achieve this.
Buccaneers coaches, nevertheless, believed he was wholesome, and informed him that if he was not going to go into the sport when informed then he couldn’t be with the staff, per NFL Community.
Whereas Arians stated after the win Brown is “not a Buc,” as of Thursday morning, Brown has but to be formally launched.
In two seasons with the Buccaneers, Brown recorded 1,002 yards and eight touchdowns. He had three catches for 26 yards in Sunday’s recreation, prior to the incident.
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