Bruce Arians returned to the team on Tuesday after being admitted to the hospital the previous day. The Arizona Cardinals head coach is expected to be back healthy when his team faces the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Arians was tested for health issues related to chest pains but was released from the hospital on Monday night, according to Kevin Patra of NFL.com. The report adds that Arians will be rejoining the team practice by Wednesday.
After the symptoms of chest pains, he was brought to the hospital after dealing with Diverticulitis earlier in the year. It’s a condition that affects the digestive tract.
Bruce Arians thanks well-wishers
“Thank you for all the well wishes, thoughts and prayers. I’m doing good. Everything checked out ok. Happy to be back with the guys!” Arians stated in his Twitter account.
Some other reports confirmed Arians’ return to 100% health and return to the team.
“Latest/last Bruce Arians update: he’s back in office this AM, expected to be on practice field tomorrow & on sidelines at ATL Sunday,” Mark Dalton tweeted during the weekend.
Latest/last Bruce Arians update: he's back in office this AM, expected to be on practice field tomorrow & on sidelines at ATL Sunday pic.twitter.com/rbkIJVPCAs
— Mark Dalton (@CardsMarkD) November 22, 2016
Arians, who won two Super Bowl titles (as wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator) with the Pittsburgh Steelers, is the coach of the Cardinals since 2013. He has also won the AFC three times, in 2005, 2008 and 2010 and was coach of the year in 2012 and 2014.
The Cardinals face the Falcons on Sunday in a crucial match-up. Arians’ team is at 4-5 so far this season but not out of the postseason race yet. Arizona has lost two of their last three games. They need the win against the Falcons to stay in the race for a wild card spot.
The Cardinals are three games behind the Seattle Seahawks (7-2-1) in the NFC West. But they have a chance to catch the Washington Redskins (6-4-1) for a wild card spot in the latest NFL team standings.