Bruce Arians, who coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to victory at Super Bowl LV, has since taken a less prominent role in the public eye. As the team's Senior football consultant, fans may have wondered what the 70-year-old has been up to.
In a wide-ranging discussion with Ira Kaufman of Joe Bucs Fan, Arians discussed the team but also gave a concerning update about his health.
Per Arians, he was rushed to the hospital in October after experiencing what he feared was a heart attack.
What the medical professionals at Tampa General Hospital discovered was less dire. Arians said he'd actually been diagnosed with myocarditis, an inflammation ailment with symptoms that can mimic a heart attack.
"Thankfully, the scans showed no fluid, no heart damage and absolutely no blockages," Arians said. "They had a cardiac radiologist look at everything and they ended up giving me anti-inflammatories."
Fortunately, Arians needed just four days in the hospital before being released in time for Tampa Bay's next matchup with the Baltimore Ravens.