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After it was reported that Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown injured his feet by not wearing the proper footwear in a cryotherapy machine, NFL fans everywhere clamored for the seemingly-unreal storyline to be front-and-center in Tuesday’s episode of HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”
Be careful what you wish for, folks.
During the season’s second episode, released Tuesday night, the “Hard Knocks” crew caught up with the All-Pro receiver and asked him to show his blistered-beyond-belief feet to the cameras.
“Are you sure you want to see it?” Brown asked the camera crew.
“Noooooo,” pleaded the many fans sitting on their couches, likely because they’d already seen the gruesome pictures Brown posted on Instagram.
But alas, the fans were not heard and Brown’s hideously injured feet were on full display. What followed next was HBO’s finest work since “Game of Thrones” prior to back half of Season 7 (the “Beyond the Wall” plot makes no sense, I’m sorry).
“My feet is pretty much getting circumcised, right?” Brown told the crew.
“Like circulation?” someone off-camera tells the receiver.
“Yeah, no,” says Brown, who was clearly referring to the other thing.
“Oh,” the person says, just now catching on. “Yeah, yeah, yeah, exactly.”
“It’s kind of like a pull back right now,” Brown said. “I’m f—ing circumcised on my feet. Hopefully my feet are born again, and I figure to run faster. Feel sorry for me later.”
In addition, the injured receiver did confirm the reports of cryotherapy gone wrong, albeit in disgustingly-specific detail.
“I got out, and I felt my foot burning,” Brown said. “I was like, ‘Man, I feel a hot sensation.’ The next like 24 hours it swelled up. It got really big. I couldn’t really walk or put pressure. The doctor came over, drained a little out. Scalpel the next day. Freaking scissors the next day. Just kind of let it leak all out. As everything leaked all out, I was able to put a little pressure… Now, it’s just like new skin, I’m just trying to get my feet used to feeling that, but I feel like I’ve just got a . . . big whoopee cushion. You know?”
No, we do not know.
This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/raiders/article/Antonio-Brown-feet-injury-return-helmet-Hard-Knock-14303797.php.