Bucs WR Antonio Brown to have MRI on injured kneeBy Ryan Ward
Controversial wide receiver Antonio Brown is sweating the results of an MRI scan. A knee injury could keep him out of the rest of the NFL playoffs.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers led by future Hall of Famer Tom Brady are headed to the NFC Championship Game. They’ll face Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers after Sunday’s win over the New Orleans Saints.
Although the Bucs are expected to give the top-seeded Packers a run their money for a chance to advance to the Super Bowl, Tampa Bay has one major injury issue on offense with Antonio Brown, who is undergoing an MRI on his knee, according to Pro Football Talk.
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Head coach Bruce Arians told reporters that Brown is having an MRI on his knee. Arians expects to have an update on his condition later in the day.
Brown was a nonfactor against the Saints as the veteran wide receiver caught only one pass for 10 yards.
Tampa is facing the possibility that Brown is unable to play in the NFC Championship Game. However, the Bucs still have enough firepower to go blow for blow with the mighty Packers. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are a sold duo at wide receiver as well as Rob Gronkowski at the tight end position.
The Bucs are slight underdogs at -3.5 heading into this NFC showdown on Sunday at Lambeau Field. The absence of Brown may tilt the scales even more in the Packers’ favor if he is ruled out before Sunday’s game.
Brown’s injury could prove to be a costly loss for Tampa Bay. Although the rejuvinated Tampa Bay Buccaneers will always have a chance as long as Tom Brady is healthy and under center.