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SportsAntonio Brown: 'I got circumcised on my feet' after cryotherapy mishap

21:06  14 august  2019
21:06  14 august  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Report: Antonio Brown has frostbitten feet from cryogenic chamber

Report: Antonio Brown has frostbitten feet from cryogenic chamber As speculation grows over Antonio Brown's injured feet, the wide receiver's absence from Oakland Raiders training camp appears to be linked to a unique mishap. Brown reportedly suffered a number of blisters on his feet after entering a cryogenic chamber without proper footwear, team sources told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The incident occurred in France before training camp began, ESPN's Paul Gutierrez added. The information corroborates a report on Tuesday from Chris Simms of Pro Football Talk. Brown remains day-to-day, Rapoport added, and it is unclear when he'll be given the green light to return to practice.

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Antonio Brown had cold therapy in Paris this offseason to aid his recovery, but the Raiders receiver ended up with frostbitten feet that felt like they were "circumcised."

The seven-time Pro Bowl pick, acquired by the Raiders in a blockbuster trade with the Steelers in March, was absent from practices earlier this month with the injured feet he sustained in France.

On the second episode of Hard Knocks, which aired Tuesday, Brown explained how the freakish injury came about.

Report: Antonio Brown returns to Raiders

Report: Antonio Brown returns to Raiders Antonio Brown was present at the Oakland Raiders facility Monday and attended the team meeting, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. After Brown missed Sunday's practice, general manager Mike Mayock publicly stated that the Raiders needed to know whether the star receiver is "all-in or all-out" as he deals with his ongoing helmet issue. Brown was absent for the majority of camp because he wanted to continue wearing his old helmet, which is no longer approved by the league. Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said the search for a suitable helmet in the receiver's preferred model - the Schutt Air Advantage - was still ongoing Sunday night.

"I was on vacation in Paris. I was training and I was trying cold therapy to recover my body," he said. "I got out and I felt my foot burning. I felt a hot sensation. So [within] 24 hours, it swells 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 it leak all out.

"As everything leaked all out I was able to put a lot of pressure. Thankfully my trainer was working me out. I can't be on my feet, so I was crawling within workouts.

"I let everything get better. Now it's new skin, I'm trying to get my feet used to feeling it. But it feels like I've got a big patch of just open, [a] whoopee cushion."

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The star wide receiver also displayed his feet to the cameras and discussed the injury further with Raiders staff.

"My feet are pretty much getting circumcised, right?" he said when told he was walking "a little funny."

"It's kinda like a pull back right now.

"I got circumcised on my feet. Hopefully my feet [are] born again and I frickin' can run faster.

"Feel sorry for me later, thank you."

Brown returned to training camp on Tuesday, a day after an arbitrator ruled the 31-year-old could not wear the helmet he has used throughout his career because of NFL rules.

Though there were reports Brown would walk away from the NFL should his grievance be denied, he said on Monday he was "looking forward to rejoining my teammates on the field."

In the wake of the arbitrator's ruling, Brown also posted a message on Twitter requesting a newer version of his former helmet that would comply with the rules. And by Tuesday evening reportedly had crowdsourced potential replacements.

Report: Antonio Brown back at Raiders' facility Tuesday

Report: Antonio Brown back at Raiders' facility Tuesday Antonio Brown will be back with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, a source told Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. Brown lost his grievance to wear a helmet no longer approved by the NFL on Monday and announced he was looking forward to rejoining his teammates on the field. The All-Pro receiver has sparsely been seen at Raiders training camp as he battles the league's helmet rule and injuries to his feet. Players are prohibited from practicing or playing while wearing a helmet that's no longer certified by the National Operating Committee for Standards and Athletic Equipment.

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Report: Brown files new grievance against NFL over helmet issue.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown filed a second grievance against the NFL in another effort to wear the Schutt AiR Advantage helmet, a source told Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk. This time, Brown is reportedly contending he didn't have the same one-year grace period other players had with their outdated helmets because the Schutt AiR Advantage was only banned this year. Brown's preferred model is banned because it was manufactured more than 10 years ago. The wideout has since found newer versions of the model, but none have passed mandatory safety tests.

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