Hamstring issues were thought to be the cause of John Brown’s leg pain.
It turned out to be more serious. A blood test showed the Arizona Cardinals receiver has a sickle cell trait, via The Arizona Republic’s Kent Sommers. Brown had the same leg pains last season, and that also is believed to have come from his illness. He was not available to talk to the media according to ESPN’s John Weinfuss.
Arians did not rule him out of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.
“We’re investigating how to help him,” Arians said via AZCardinals.com. “I think he’s very happy he found out why his legs are hurting so bad.”
Last season, Brow’s ability to stretch the field helped take the Cardinals to an NFC West championship, and the NFC Championship game. He caught 65 passes for 1,003 yards and 7 touchdowns.