‘Hard Knocks’ 2019 Recap: Antonio Brown Explains Frostbite Injury and Everything Else That Happened in Episode 2

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‘Hard Knocks’ 2019 Recap: Antonio Brown Explains Frostbite Injury and Everything Else That Happened in Episode 2

Lots has occurred for the reason that first episode of the brand new sequence of Hard Knocks aired final week.

Antonio Brown, the franchise’s new star recruit, has threatened to stop football if the NFL insisted on making him put on a brand new helmet, earlier than relenting and agreeing to return to coaching camp.

The controversy across the headgear got here because it emerged the 31-year-old suffered excessive frostbite on his toes after not carrying acceptable footwear in a cryotherapy chamber in France final month.

With Brown’s off-field shenanigans in thoughts, the second episode of Hard Knocks was extremely anticipated.

Here’s what you may need missed on Tuesday night time.

'Hard Knocks' 2019 Recap: Antonio Brown Explains Frostbite Injury and Everything Else That Happened in Episode 2
Keelan Doss #89 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after scoring a landing towards the Los Angeles Rams throughout their NFL preseason sport at RingCentral Coliseum on August 10 in Oakland, California. Robert Reiners/Getty

Antonio Brown will get his toes “circumcised”

The receiver shared photos of his foot ailment on Instagram, however HBO thought effectively of giving viewers a more in-depth look, simply in case.

“Do you want to see it?” Brown requested the movie crew, exhibiting the blisters and cracks that cowl the underside of his toes.

“Are you certain you need to see it?

“My toes is just about getting circumcised, proper? Right? For actual […] It’s form of like a pull again proper now. I’m […] circumcised on my toes. Hopefully my toes are born once more, and I determine to run quicker. Feel sorry for me later.”

Last week’s episode was surprisingly obscure on the character of Brown’s damage, earlier than Pro Football Talk Live co-host Chris Simms reported he broken them after not carrying the right footwear whereas in a cryotherapy chamber.

That element, nonetheless, was not talked about on Hard Knocks, though Brown gave a reasonably graphic description of his damage.

“I obtained out, and I felt my foot burning,” he explained. “I used to be like, ‘Man, I really feel a sizzling sensation.’ The subsequent like 24 hours it swelled up. It obtained actually massive. I could not actually stroll or put stress. The physician came to visit, drained somewhat out. Scalpel the following day. Freaking scissors the following day. Just form of let it leak all out.

When will Antonio Brown be again?

Brown’s helmet dispute will get only a passing point out however it’s extensively understood the seven-time Pro Bowl choice won’t stroll out {of professional} football has he threatened to do final week.

So, when will he be again with the Raiders? There are conflicting views.

“I’m not going to get into all the medical, because we’re not supposed to this time of year,” stated Raiders common supervisor, Mike Mayock, who performed no half within the first episode. “But at the end of the day, he’s like a thoroughbred and he’s going to be fine. I’m hoping he’ll be back next week full speed.”

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— NFL (@NFL) August 14, 2019

Brown hasn’t practiced since July 30 however returned to coaching camp on Tuesday and Jon Gruden is determined to have him on the sector as shortly as doable.

“I’m concerned,” the Raiders head coach stated. “We’re missing time here. I’ve always said, ‘Time spent; value received.’ You’ve got to spend time at this. So we’re concerned. We’re optimistic, but we’re concerned.”

Jon Gruden loves a metaphor

Speaking of Gruden, final week we learnt the 50-year-old had a specific distaste for dreamers, whereas within the second episode his love for metaphors shone by.

Gruden had a go at backup quarterback Nathan Peterman—whom he signed—for being too informal.

“So casual! Like a house mouse!” he bellowed in the direction of the previous Buffalo Bills sign caller.

Gruden, nonetheless, actually raised the bar when talking concerning the prospect of being with out Antonio Brown for an prolonged time period.

“It’s like playing the Masters with one golf ball,” he stated. Just stunning.

Brentson Buckner takes no prisoners

In the primary episode, the Raiders defensive position coach made his mark when he launched right into a rant aimed toward Last Chance U star Ronald Ollie, who was then reduce from the roster.

Buckner was at it once more within the second episode, laying down some brutal truths about life within the NFL to first-round decide Clelin Ferrell.

“Be what he called you to be!”@faithbeforefame | #HardKnocks pic.twitter.com/vVvoXY58ej

— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) August 14, 2019

“Until you get the balls to do what we do every day, we ain’t gonna be nothing but average-a** players,” he instructed the defensive finish.

Buckner is touted as potential head-coach materials and isn’t arduous to see why.

Maxx Crosby “needs some milk”

The rookie defensive finish stole a superb portion of the present on Tuesday. First he tried to get his teammates dancing as he coated T Pain’s Buy U a Drank, then he headed to a tattoo parlor to complete his sleeve tattoo.

The individuals need @CrosbyMaxx.@TPAIN | #HardKnocks pic.twitter.com/2PBlSE3ANQ

— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) August 14, 2019

Things took a flip for the worst within the first preseason sport, as Crosby fractured his hand towards within the win towards the Los Angeles Rams.

The fracture will get shortly wrapped and he is despatched again onto the sector, after being instructed: “You need some milk.” Just do not attempt it at dwelling.

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