Chris Mortensen recently reported that Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens recently underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL -- an injury that T.J. Houshmandzadeh claims he's known about for months. How he actually injured his knee is up for debate; about the only thing known is that the procedure had nothing to do with a "tore meniscus cartilage in his left knee" that he suffered towards the end of the 2010 season. The cause so far ranges from a private workout to suffering the injury while tapping a show on VH1.
With Owens out six months, his return into the NFL could be a long process -- and probably one that saw his career end already. Along with recovering from a serious injury, Owens will turn 38 in early December -- roughly around the time he could sign with a new team after receiving a clean bill of health.
And it might be sooner rather than later. According to CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman, Owens "has told several people in the NFL that he has indeed considered retirement".
If he does retire, the question has to be asked. Jackass off-the-field shenanigans aside, should he be in the Hall of Fame?
- Six-time Pro Bowler
- Five-time First-Team All-Pro
- 153 touchdown receptions ranks second all-time
- 15,934 yards receiving ranks second all-time
- 1,078 receptions ranks fifth all-time