Former Cincinnati Bengal Terrell Owens was reportedly admitted to an unnamed Southern California hospital after an emergency 911 call last Thursday.
The NFL wide receiver was rushed out of a Los Angeles apartment in which he was staying, according to the gossip site, TMZ. No official statement was forthcoming, however the news source also reported that the now free agent has since been released.
Only one day before the incident, Owens had made a public announcement about his return to football after months of attempting to recover from offseason knee surgery.
“Obviously everybody has been wondering what’s been going on with the knee, so the knee is doing great,” said Owens in a televised ESPN interview last Wednesday.
Owens admitted that his injuries were a major obstacle in his career. “I've sustained a meniscus injury, shortly after that I sustained an ACL injury, so really just going through that and going through some personal issues, personal problems within myself,” Owens told ESPN.
Owens flew to Korea in September to receive stem cell treatment to aid the healing process but has been publicly dealing with his rehabilitation. Some even feel it will be difficult for a 37-year-old, with his health issues to return to regular season play despite his efforts to recover and sign with a new team.
NFL executive Charley Casserly stated, "Well, I can say this. When I was a general manager, I had the opportunity to sign him. I didn't sign him. I wouldn't sign him today,”
If a new contract is to come, it the wide receiver is willing to lean on his faith when dealing with his return to football. Tweeted Owens on Tuesday, “I'm on God's time. When he wants me ready then the world will know! God bless.”