Antonio Brown gives 'Hard Knocks' viewers an up-close look at his cryotherapy-burned feet

Jim Reineking, USA TODAY
Published 12: 19 a.m. ET Aug. 14, 2019
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USA TODAYEven if Antonio Brown finds a suitable helmet to wear on the field, there’s still the small matter of his cryotherapy-damaged feet preventing him from actually practicing.Viewers of Tuesday night’s edition of “Hard Knocks” got an up-close-and-personal look at the wreckage that is the bottom of one of the game’s top wide receiver’s feet.”You want to see it? Are you sure you want to see it?” Brown asks.Brown peels off his sock to reveal his messed up feet with large patches of dead skin.”Yeah, I (expletive) got circumcised on my feet, you know” he says. “Hopefully, my feet, born again and I frickin’ can run faster.”Feel sorry for me later. Thank you.”You might have seen the Instagram post. Well, if you didn’t, HBO cameras provide another peek in case you missed it. It’s gross … borderline NSFW. But HBO-friendly, since well, you know, HBO also aired “Game of Thrones” and there was carnage there, too.Peeling back the curtain on @AB84’s peeling feet.#HardsKnocks is streaming now on HBO.— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) August 14, 2019HARD KNOCKS EPISODE 1 RECAP: Gruden ends NFL dreams earlyHARD KNOCKS: Greatest moments of all timeNFL JUNKIE? Get your fix with top headlines deliveredBrown describes how he was on vacation in Paris, was training for the upcoming NFL season and went to get the cryotherapy for muscle recovery.”I got out and I felt my foot burning. So I was like, man, I feel a hot sensation,” Brown said. “The next 24 hours, it swelled up, got really big. Couldn’t really walk or put pressure. Doctor came over. They drained a little out, scalpel the next day, scissors the next day, and let it leak all out.”Now it’s just new skin. I’m just trying to get my feet used to feeling it. But feels like I’ve got a big patch of open whoopee cushion, you know?”Umm, no, we don’t know. Follow USA TODAY Sports’ Jim Reineking on Twitter @jimreineking.AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideIf you love talking football, we have the perfect spot for you. Join our Facebook Group, The Ruling Off the Field, to engage in friendly debate and conversation with fellow football fans and our NFL insiders.