Pennington statement

"After days of speculation, tests and consulting with our entire medical staff and Dr. James Andrews, I am truly optimistic about the status of my shoulder.

"I know I will bounce back from this situation, and I refuse to feel sorry for myself. There are so many things in my life to be thankful for.

"After numerous tests, it is evident the off-season repair of my shoulder was not damaged and withstood the force that my shoulder experienced on Sunday. Because of this, there is no doubt I did not come back too early or rush the process of rehabilitation.

"However, it is apparent my shoulder was injured in the rotator cuff area. In my estimation, any quarterback would have experienced some type of injury to his shoulder after being put in that position. It is our medical staff's opinion that a two-to-three week timetable will allow ‘the dust to settle,' and paint a clearer picture for the near future. In the meantime, I will rest and rehabilitate accordingly.

"Football, however, is a team game. I will do everything in my power to help our team win, including waving a towel on game-days!"

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