Targeting Week 3 Return?
Terrell Owens still can play at a high level on a contending team.
“This is another challenge for me. Another opportunity to show people that age is nothing but a number. You can do anything you put your mind and body to. I don’t allow naysayers to deter me from my goal.”
Apparently, this one-of-a-kind athlete is determined to succeed and overcome all obstacles and odds.
The free-agent wideout told ESPN.com earlier this week that he’s ahead of schedule in his recovery to repair a torn ACL he suffered in April, and hopes to produce for an NFL team early this season:
“The doctors said the timetable was six to eight months, and up to a year, of rehab process. Obviously, they gave someone of my caliber a four- to six-month window. Four months is very ambitious, and that’s where I’m at now: four months and four or five days out from surgery,” Owens echoed after a training session Monday.
Owens is very adamant on returning, but is also giving himself room for error:
“Talking with the doctors, going through my personal training in L.A. and in Pensacola (Fla.), they stressed that I’m way ahead of schedule. I’m giving myself the timetable of maybe two or three weeks into the season that I’ll be ready. That’s giving myself a grace period, for setbacks. I’m rehabbing my butt off to get back on the field.”
Owens said he hasn’t talked to any clubs specifically, but he’ll be prepared when a team contacts him:
“I’m not going to rush into it. But injuries are going to occur during the course of the season. Some receivers are going to go down. I’m going to prepare myself. I’ll be ready when the time comes,” he said.
Wouldn’t he look good in a Purple and Black uni? How about it, Joe Flacco?