Bruce Arians needed surgery thanks to Larry Fitzgerald hug
On occasion, you will come across a player or coach who is so fired up after a big play that the commentators might joke that someone is going to need treatment due to the intensity of the high fives or embraces.
For Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, that actually happened.
According to Kent Somers of AZCentral, Arians recently underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. He suffered the injury thanks to a particularly enthusiastic hug from wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald after the Cardinals defeated the Seattle Seahawks on Christmas Eve.
“It’s all Fitz’s fault, he caused the whole thing,” Arians said earlier in the week. “It’s going to cost him.”
The price, apparently, will be a new car.
“It’s going to be a get-well convertible,” Arians said. “I’m still deciding what kind.”
Fitzgerald said earlier in the season, when Arians was battling some health issues, that Cardinals players felt responsible. We’re guessing this isn’t exactly what he meant.