ESPN’s John Clayton reported today that Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor will have a minor hip surgery soon to clean up a problem that developed last season.
UPDATED — Chancellor later issued this Tweet that appeared to debunk Clayton’s report:
Huh? No surgery here. Ready to Win pic.twitter.com/5FcY5IMXva
— Kameron (@Kam_Chancellor) March 26, 2014
As for Clayton’s report, he stated that no specific dates for the surgery or a return to health were detailed. But given that it’s regarded as minor and likely occurring five months or so before the season begins, there’s little to think this would impact Chancellor’s ability to be ready when the season begins.
Chancellor was listed on the injury report a few times during the 2013 season with a hip issue, and he also was said to have played through a hip injury in the 2012 season.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said at the NFL Combine last month that the Seahawks were not expected to have any off-season surgeries, so this is a relatively new development, it appears. But as noted, Chancellor had reported hip injuries last season so there appears no mystery as to the injury itself.
Fans may hear “hip” and think of what happened with Percy Harvin. But if the initial report is true, there’s nothing to suggest this is similar in terms of seriousness or length of recovery.