We all know that free agent WR Terrell Owens tore the ACL in his left knee and that he’s recovered to the point where he held a public workout this week so teams at least have video of his progress — although none attended in person. How he suffered the injury wasn’t widely known — until now.
Owens told me on NFL.com’s “Cover Two Podcast” that he wasn’t exactly sure what he did to tear his ACL, but it occured while he was rehabilitating his left knee that was operated on last fall after he had sustained cartilage damage while playing for the Bengals. Owens was placed on injured reserve after 14 games with Cincinnati because of the injury.
“I just tweaked it, I didn’t know exactly how,” Owens said. “I was just doing some rehab stuff.”
Owens said he called his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, who arranged for the MRI exam that revealed the torn ACL that led an extensive procedure. Despite having the knee operated on twice in less than a year, Owens said teams shouldn’t fear that he’s not ready to play.
“I’m not the first guy that’s had an ACL injury,” Owens said. “This is surprising to me, some of the questions about would somebody sign be because of the knee injury.”
Co-host Bucky Brooks, who also attended Owens’ workout in Calabasas, Calif., wrote a column on NFL.com that Owens’ career, in his opinion, is over. Brooks further explained on the podcast.