Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was hospitalized after dealing with chest pains, and Arians tweeted Tuesday that he’s “doing good.”
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!— Bruce Arians (@BruceArians) November 22, 2016
ESPN reporter Adam Schefter broke news of the coach’s malady on Twitter Monday morning.
Cardinals HC Bruce Arians is hospitalized with chest pain, sources tell ESPN. Tests so far have been “favorable”, according to one source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 21, 2016
Cardinals media relations executive Mark Dalton confirmed the report soon after.
Statement from team on Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians: pic.twitter.com/EreR5HNulW— Mark Dalton (@CardsMarkD) November 21, 2016
It’s not the first time Arians has had to make a trip to the hospital in 2016. He left one of the team’s preseason practices with stomach pains back in August. Arians wound up staying overnight and was diagnosed with diverticulitis.
If his last trip to the hospital is any indication, he’ll have his players firmly in his corner for support.
S Tyrann Mathieu said the @AZCardinals are concerned about the health of coach Bruce Arians. "He's our heartbeat. He's our leader."— Kyle Odegard (@Kyle_Odegard) August 17, 2016
Mathieu, who has a close relationship with Arians, said he already heard from the coach Monday.
My guy BA just text me, he will be ok. #BuiltToLast— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) November 21, 2016
Arizona fell to 4-5-1 on Sunday after losing to Minnesota on the road. The Cardinals will face Atlanta in Week 12, with their coach on the sideline, as the team announced that Arians had been released from the hospital Monday evening.
It was quite the scare, but that’s great news that Arians is alright.