In case you missed it all over the sports news yesterday, it appears that Terrell Owens is currently recovering from a surgery to repair his ACL. Just don't ask him how he injured it. As confirmed by his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, who called into ESPN's "SportsCenter" on Tuesday to clarify the reports on Owens' injury, Owens did indeed have surgery in April, but expects to be ready to go come August, if there is football.
"He's many, many months into his recovery now. He's doing fantastic," Rosenhaus told ESPN.
He also said Dr. James Andrews, who performed the surgery on Owens, was confident the 37-year-old receiver had a chance to play as soon as August.
Another subject broached by Rosenhaus on the show was the rumors circulating that T.O. Was contemplating retirement due to this injury. Rosenhaus was quick to staunch those rumors, calling them “nonsense”, and to let teams looking for wideout help know that his client will be ready to roll come go time.
"He is a legendary healer. He comes back from injury faster than anybody I've ever seen," Rosenhaus said.
Owens is coming off a season with the Cincinnati Bengals in which he showed that he can still contribute in this league. For the year, he caught 72 passes for 983 yards and nine touchdowns. While his past accomplishments aren't in question, this current injury has many people wondering if Owens should just call it quits. He has had a very successful career and ranks behind only the great Jerry Rice in all-time receiving yardage and is third behind Rice and Randy Moss in receiving touchdowns.
If able to play and if the NFL is operational come August, Owens has stated threw his agent that he would like to join a contender, an organization that is in position to make a serious playoff run.
"He's been around people for months that had no idea he had this surgery," Rosenhaus said. "The most important thing to him is he would like to win,"