After toe complaint, Owens misses walkthrough

August, 11, 2009
8/11/09
2:49
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

Terrell Owens is hurt.

The Buffalo Bills receiver missed his first training-camp practice with what's believed to be a bad toe. The Bills haven't commented on the injury, but Owens tweeted "Damn, my toe is aching!" after Sunday night's Pro Football Hall of Fame Game.

Owens played eight snaps, catching two passes for 27 yards. He didn't mention an injury to reporters after the game.

Perhaps it should be disconcerting Tuesday morning's session merely was a walkthrough. Maybe his tweet was tantamount to that coworker who says "I think I'm going to have a headache tomorrow" and doesn't show up the next day.

The severity of toe injuries can be tough to gauge.

Bills rookie guard Eric Wood had a broken toe over the summer and has returned just fine.

But a broken toe ended Jack Lambert's career when he was 32 years old and seemingly in his prime. A season earlier he was named to his fifth straight All-Pro team.

Bills coach Dick Jauron is expected to address Owens' injury after Tuesday night's practice.

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