Bruce Arians Back at Work

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Bruce Arians is back at work after a health scare.

It was good news today for Bruce Arians, as he was able to get back to the business of coaching the Arizona Cardinals. Sunday saw an important game get away from them, putting their season in jeopardy. Then, and even more importantly, Arians experienced a scary health situation, complaining of chest pains after returning from the team’s trip to Minnesota Sunday night.

Cardinals players expressed their concerns publicly for Arians, and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald notably said the team feels partly responsible, for having played poorly, both on Sunday, and in the season overall. Many players also took to Twitter to send their thoughts to him, and to reassure fans that he was OK, once tests showed he was fine. Arians took to Twitter himself Tuesday morning to say thank you to everyone.

On Monday, he was released from the hospital, and on Tuesday, he was back at work. Tomorrow, he should be back on the practice field, and he’s expected to be on the sideline on Sunday when the Cardinals play against the Falcons, in a must-win game if the team wants to have any shot at the playoffs.

This is the second health incident this year for Arians, who was hospitalized in the preseason as well. It looks like neither episode was serious, but it’s something the team will want to keep an eye on. Winning their way into the playoffs should help.