No, Terrell Owens Isn’t Retiring, But He Did Have Surgery

by Ayvaunnn Penn, Your Black World

Recently there have been rumors saying that NFL player Terrell Owens tore his ACL while shooting his reality TV show and was planning on retiring. Whereas two thirds of the rumor was untrue, one third of it was accurate. ESPN reports that “the agent for Terrell Owens confirmed Tuesday that the receiver 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.”

Drew Rosenhaus, Owens’ agent, told ESPN that Owens’ injury did not occur while filming for his VH1 television show, but he would not say how the injury occurred. Rosenhaus added that Owens had his surgery in April and will be ready to play football come August. Specifically he stated, “He’s many, many months into his recovery now. He’s doing fantastic….He is a legendary healer. He comes back from injury faster than anybody I’ve ever seen.”

Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer completing her degree in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here. To have your original poetry featured by Ms. Penn on Your Black Poets, click here.