Report: Cowboys WR Owens hospitalized for unknown reason

Sep 27, 2006 - 5:46 AM DALLAS (Ticker) - Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver Terrell Owens was taken to Baylor Medical Center for "some unknown problem that required emergency room treatment," according to a story by a local television station on Tuesday night.

KTVT-TV reported that Owens was transported by Dallas Fire Rescue to the the emergency room, where doctors attempted to induce vomiting.

The hospital denied to the television station that Owens was getting emergency room treatment, but a reporter for the station confirmed that the 32-year-old Owens was indeed under the hospital's care.

Signed to a three-year, $25 million contract in the offseason, Owens currently is sidelined by a broken right ring finger that he sustained in a 27-10 victory against Washington on September 17.

He also missed most of Dallas' preseason practices and all but one exhibition game due to a hamstring injury.

Owens returned for the Cowboys' regular-season opener vs. Jacksonville, catching six passes for 80 yards. However, he suffered the broken finger early in the game against the Redskins and played through the pain before leaving late in the fourth quarter.

It was not immediately clear whether Owens' situation on Tuesday night was related to either one of those injuries.

Owens already has said he plans to be in uniform when the Cowboys face the rival Philadelphia Eagles - Owens' former team - on October 8. He also was considering suiting up this weekend, when Dallas visits Tennessee.

Owens had 47 catches for 763 yards and six touchdowns in just seven games last season before the Eagles deactivated him for conduct detrimental to the team. Owens had publicly criticized numerous members of the organization, including star quarterback Donovan McNabb.

Owens has 725 catches for 10,634 yards and 102 touchdowns in 144 career games with San Francisco, Philadelphia and Dallas. He has nine receptions for 99 yards and a score in two contests this year.

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