After Missing Week 7, Brown Could Be Out Even Longer

It’s a good thing the Buccaneers have such a loaded offense. Veteran wideout Antonio Brown could miss multiple weeks with what was initially described as a sprained ankle. It’s actually an injury closer to the heel, so this isn’t your standard ankle sprain. After being seen on crutches at practice this week, the severity of Brown’s injury is unclear but may be more serious than we initially thought. During the Buccaneers Week 6 win over the Eagles, Brown led all receivers with 9 receptions, totalling 93 yards and a touchdown. That being said, it could still be a bit before we see that production again. Sprained ankles can be tricky, especially for receivers who rely on their explosiveness like AB. As a result, we’ve calculated his Injury Risk to be High, at 36%, while his Health Performance Factor is Below Average at 40%. Using those two data points as a reference, we have concluded his Optimal Recovery Time to be 4 weeks, which would make him Healthy to return in Week 11, when the Giants head to Tampa.


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