Terrell Owens, who has placed himself among the NFL's all-time leading receivers with plans to play a 16th season, has undergone surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees following a previously undisclosed injury this offseason, according to sources familiar with the injury.
One source said Owens was hurt while on site taping a television show for VH1. Another source said Owens tore the ACL during a personal workout but other sources could not confirm the cause of injury. Owens, 37, was unavailable for comment but sources said the surgery by noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews occurred within the past month.
Sources said while Owens did tear an ACL with the new injury, he suffered no other damage to the knee in question and with intensive rehab he conceivably could return within six months, or around mid-to-late November, in a best-case scenario.
With this news you can forget about TO as a late round sleeper. A best case scenario would put him back around NFL week 11. While we don't doubt TO keeps himself in great shape at 37 years old and could hit the front end of that timetable, it's also entirely possible that he misses the entire 2011 season. Needless to say, drop TO from your draft board. He will likely be dropping from WR28 to out of our top 100 WRs when rankings are updated this afternoon.