Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for Bengals WR Terrell Owens stated on Tuesday that the wide out had surgery to repair a torn ACL this offseason but said his client will be ready for the 2011 season and is not considering retirement.
Rosenhaus called into ESPN’s “SportsCenter” on Tuesday to clarify the reports on Owens’ injury and said the receiver had the surgery in April and will be ready to hit the football field in August.
“He’s many, many months into his recovery now. He’s doing fantastic,” Rosenhaus told ESPN. He 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. Rosenhaus called speculation that Owens was contemplating retirement “nonsense.” “He is a legendary healer. He comes back from injury faster than anybody I’ve ever seen,” Rosenhaus said.
The agent didn’t say exactly how Owens injured the knee but said it did not happen while the receiver was taping a TV show for VH1, as one source told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.
Rosenhaus said he’s confident Owens will be playing in the NFL this season and that the only criteria the receiver is looking for is to join a winning organization. “The most important thing to him is he would like to win,” Rosenhaus said.