He was one of football’s most controversial players and he hasn’t played a game in the NFL until now. Manti Te’o will be ready for his rookie debut this Sunday versus the Cowboys according to a report by Sports Illustrated.

From Sports Illustrated :

San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o practiced fully for the first time since hurting his foot more than a month ago. He told reporters that he will make his NFL debut Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

"I'm ready to go," Te'o said.

Te’o injured his foot in the Chargers preseason opener in August and has not played since.

Lets all put the jokes to the side. We all know the controversy surrounding his imaginary girlfriend took the sports world by storm, but we still have to remember he’s a football player with a career ahead of him. It’s obvious that a lot of people will be glued to the TV screens to see how he plays on the field. Manti Te’o ‘s performance will show whether he has moved past the controversy or not.