Antonio Brown discusses how he got frostbite on his feet
The drama surrounding Antonio Brown has been the biggest storyline throughout NFL training camp. The first issue for Brown surrounded the frostbite on his feet. Then the helmet issue arose, which seems to have been resolved after Brown lost his grievance in an arbitration case.
During Tuesday’s episode of “Hard Knocks” on HBO, Brown was shown discussing his feet and how he ended up getting frostbite.
“I literally was on a vacation in Paris. I was training and I was trying cold therapy to recover my body,” Brown said to the HBO camera. “And I got out and I felt my foot burning and I felt a hot sensation. The next 24 hours it swelled up, got really big, I couldn’t really walk or put pressure (on it). The doctor came over, drained a little out, scalpel the next day, scissors the next day, just kind of let everything leak all out. As everything leaked all out, I was able to put a little pressure.
“So now it’s just new skin. I’m trying to get my feet used to it. But I feel I just got a big patch of open Whoopee cushion.”
Brown omitted one key part of the story — he reportedly used improper footwear while doing the cryotherapy.
Brown compared the process his feet have undergone to a circumcision. You can see from a photo he posted in early August that new skin was growing under the dead skin.
Brown is optimistic about his recovery.
“Hopefully my feet born again and I can run faster. Feel sorry for me later,” he said.
What’s odd is that a report last week suggested Brown had gone AWOL and the Raiders were unsure of his whereabouts. Hard Knocks literally having footage of him talking about the issue seems to be clear proof that wasn’t the case.