Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown a game-time decision vs. Packers

Fans will have to wait until Sunday to learn if Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown will attempt to play through his current knee injury in the NFC Championship Game at the Green Bay Packers. 

"Antonio, he'll be a game-time decision," Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians told reporters on Thursday, per Jenna Laine of ESPN. "But no, he would not have to practice. He's veteran enough. He knows what he's doing. We'll just see what happens."

Brown caught two of three passes and tallied a touchdown in the wild-card victory over the Washington Football Team on Jan. 9 but was largely a decoy and spectator during last Sunday's 30-20 win at the New Orleans Saints. He caught one pass at New Orleans and played only one offensive snap in the fourth quarter. 

Rookie Tyler Johnson and Scott Miller saw additional time in the rotation with Brown sidelined and could again receive targets from six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady if Brown can't play or is limited at Lambeau Field. 

An MRI earlier this week revealed Brown suffered no serious structural damage to the problematic knee.

Brown, a former All-Pro, recorded 45 receptions for 483 yards and four touchdowns in eight regular-season appearances. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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