Antonio Brown he assured that the Buccaneers de Tampa Bay He was forced to play injured, and an MRI, which he underwent on Monday, revealed a problem with one of his ankles.
Although he did not specify which ankle is injured, Brown He asserted that the MRI showed fragments of broken bone, a tear in a ligament and a loss of cartilage, injuries “which are quite painful. The protrusion of the bone can be seen from the outside“said the player through a statement issued this Wednesday by his lawyer.
Bucs coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Brown did not say he was injured when he refused to return to the New York Jets’ home game. Arians then ordered Brown to leave. The receiver did so by ripping off part of the clothing and throwing it on the stands. As he made his way to the locker room tunnel, he harangued the audience at MetLife Stadium.
Statement from Antonio Brown after what happened on Sunday
“Given my commitment to this sport, I gave in directly to the direct pressure exerted by my coach to play injured,” he commented. “Despite the pain, I uniformed myself, the staff injected me with what I now know was a potent and sometimes dangerous pain reliever, the use of which the NFL players’ union has warned against, and I gave my all for the team.
I played until I couldn’t use my ankle to perform my responsibilities.
“I played until it was clear that I could not use my ankle to safely perform my responsibilities as a player. Above that, the pain was extreme. I sat on the side of the field and my coach came up to me, very angry, and told me. He yelled, “What’s wrong with you?” I said, “It’s my ankle.” But he knew it. It was well documented and we had discussed it.
The coach told me that if I didn’t play injured I was finished for the Bucs
“Then he ordered me to enter the field and I said, ‘Coach, I can’t.’ He didn’t request medical attention. Instead, he yelled, ‘You’re done!’ While sliding a finger up his throat. The coach was telling me that if I didn’t play injured I was finished for the Bucs. “