Friday, August 18, 2006
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Terrell Owens and Hines Ward share similar hamstring problems that have kept them out of training camp practices for long stretches this summer. Each hired his own people to try to work it back to health.
Their disparity comes in the styles of the two celebrated NFL wide receivers. Ward has not been the one riding a stationary bicycle on the sideline during practice while wearing a bicycle helmet.
"I'm not that person," said Ward, who will miss his second preseason game tomorrow because of the injury to his left leg. "I do all mine before I get out here. I'm not going to entertain you guys with that. I'm working out twice a day, doing the rehab, I come out early in the morning and before afternoon practice."
Ward, the Super Bowl MVP, injured his hamstring two weeks ago at training camp in Latrobe. He never has missed this much practice time because of an injury in his previous eight NFL seasons. He missed only one game in his NFL career, and that came Oct. 16 when he did not play against Jacksonville because of a hamstring injury. He admitted to being frustrated but not worried about this injury.