Surgery on Torn ACL Won’t Force Terrell Owens To Retire
Terrell Owens is recovering left knee surgery, and will be ready to play when the 2011 NFL season starts, according to Owens’ agent Drew Rosenhaus who said retirement rumors regarding the 37-year-old star receiver are “nonsense.”
While previous reports said the Owens’s surgery happened within the last month, Rosenhaus said Tuesday that the surgery on Owens’ torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) actually took place in early April, and that he is now “many months into recovery and doing fantastic.”
“No predictions on training camp, but he comes back fast from injuries,” the Associated Press quoted Rosenhaus as saying. “I won't rule him out of anything. He will be a starting receiver for someone this year.”
As for rumors that the surgery could force the 15-year veteran to retire, Rosenhaus said “all the retirement talk is nonsense. There's been no discussion about that and this injury is not a big deal.”
He also confirmed that the surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews to the same knee in which Owens tore his meniscus late last year.
“The old injury has been repaired,” Rosenhaus said.
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