Even for Terrell Owens, this one is a shocker. ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that Owens is recovering from ACL surgery after suffering an unknown injury.
Owens has not officially said anything but Mort has sources making the claim.
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.
Owens, 37, was unavailable for comment but sources said the surgery by noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews occurred within the past month.
Owens' 2010 season ended when he tore meniscus cartilage in his left knee Dec. 19, though that injury had been repaired by Dr. James Andrews on Dec. 20.
Owens has said he intended to play a 16th season in 2011, though that already seemed in doubt before news of this injury. He is a free agent after playing last season for the Cincinnati Bengals.