NAPA, California – Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown offered the most detailed – and graphic – description of his frost-damaged feet yet.
It was on Tuesday night's episode of HBO's "Hard Knocks," when Brown took off his socks and shoes – "Want to see it?" he teased the camera – to show the peeling soles.
"My feet are pretty much circumcised, right?" he said in the interview, which took place from Raider's training camp. "Hopefully my feet are born again and I can run faster. Feel sorry for me later. Thank you."
And while it has been found that Brown suffered burns when he was in Paris in July, seven when the Pro Bowl recipient confirmed earlier reports that it was the result of a cryotherapy disorder.
"I tried cold therapy, they covered my body and I came out and I felt my foot was burning," he said. "So I was, man, I felt a hot feeling. So the next 24 hours it swelled up, got really big and I couldn't really walk or put pressure. The doctor came over, dropped out a bit. Scalpel the next day, frickin scissors the next day, and just kind of let it leak everything. So when everything leaked out, I could put a lot of pressure in. Thankfully, my coach worked me; I can It's not on my feet, so I crawl in training, just do other things and doing everything better.
"So now it's just new skin. I'm trying to get my feet feeling it, but I feel like I got a big patch with just an open pillow, you know? "
Brown did not wear appropriate shoes when he entered the cryotherapy room, a source told ESPN.
Brown, who also dropped a complaint with the NFL for wearing his old helmet on Monday, returned to Raiders camp on Tuesday after being away for two weeks, but he and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, insisted on the injury – and not the flap of his helmet – was the true reason he was gone and sought therapy that included laser treatment.
Not would also go into more detail about how the injury occurred, with Rosenhaus saying legal action may be "possibly" being conducted against the cryotherapy laboratory.
Brown was still cautious, but when he arrived at the camp.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden was not sure if Brown would play in any of Oakland's three remaining preseason But when asked if he expected Brown to be ready for the regular season island On September 9, Gruden said, "Oh, yes."