- Antonio Brown’s ankle was at the center of his departure from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Now he has revealed a surprising decision on surgery to fix the ankle
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It has been a few months since Antonio Brown stormed off the field during a game between the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but Brown remains without a new team. In that time we haven’t heard much about teams around the league being interested in him.
However, we have heard a lot about the ankle injury that led to Brown says led to his argument with Bruce Arians. Since his mid-game exit, Brown has stated that he will need surgery to repair the injury.
Now, Brown has revealed his timeline for that surgery to TMZ Sports and it’s a timeline that will likely concern any team that was interested in him.
Antonio Brown Only Having Surgery On Injured Ankle If NFL Team Signs Himhttps://t.co/YjrCFEQHhO
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) March 31, 2022
This decision from Brown is only going to make his path back to an NFL roster more difficult. Teams were going to have a hard enough time looking at his past issues and deciding that they should sign him. Now he’s allowing questions about his health to linger.
Unfortunately for Brown, he just isn’t a player teams necessarily have to gamble on anymore. He’ll be 34 in July, which means his days of being a team’s top receiver are likely over at this point. It’s really difficult to see a team taking a chance on a player with this many question marks who won’t even be their top receiver.
We already knew that Antonio Brown was going to have a tough time attracting a new team. He needs to avoid decisions like this that will make it tougher.