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Bruce Arians feels 'great,' given 'clean bill of health' after hospital stay

TEMPE, Ariz. – There was one name missing from the Arizona Cardinals' injury report on Wednesday.

Bruce Arians.

The Cardinals coach said he was given an “absolute clean bill of health” following a stay in a Phoenix-area hospital Sunday night and Monday after he experienced chest pains upon arriving back in Arizona following the Cardinals’ 30-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Arians said the hospital visit was “precautionary.”

“I’m not on in the injury report. I’m full go,” Arians said, putting to rest any questions about him coaching Sunday in Atlanta. “There’s no questions about that.”

Arians wouldn’t elaborate on what happened Sunday night that led to his wife, Christine, taking him to the hospital.

“That’s between me and my wife,” Arians said.

But Arians said he felt “great” and he was “fine.”

Now that he’s out of the hospital, the 64-year-old said he wasn’t instructed by doctors to dial down his emotions or stress level. And even if he was, Arians said it’d be impossible for him to follow such orders.

The worst thing Arians said he could do for his health would be to bottle up his emotions.

As a head coach, Arians has become known for his tirades on the sideline. He doesn’t hold back when berating the officials, oftentimes getting so worked up his face turns red.

“I don’t know but one way,” Arians said. “I got an absolute clean bill of health so I have no problems.”