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Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown receives unfortunate injury update from Bruce Arians

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Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could potentially be without a key target for a while. Head coach Bruce Arians announced on Wednesday that wide receiver Antonio Brown has a sprained ankle in a rather odd spot, which has left the team uncertain on when he could be back in the fold.

Via Rick Stroud of The Tampa Bay Times:

Antonio Brown hasn’t played since Week 6 against the Eagles and has only featured in five games this season after also spending time on the COVID-19 list. The Buccaneers have no shortage of options out wide for Brady, but AB has been solid in 2021. The veteran wideout has 29 receptions for 418 yards and four touchdowns. He’s averaging a team-best 14.4 yards per catch.

Brown was seen at practice on Wednesday with a crutch, which is certainly not a great sign. However, the Buccaneers have a bye in Week 9 following their matchup with the New Orleans Saints this weekend. That could prove to be beneficial for their star wide receiver in regards to his recovery.

Tampa Bay has one of the best WR corps in the NFL, but having Brown available would surely be the best-case scenario. Nevertheless, they should be just fine without him for the time being.