Seahawks DT Greg Scruggs has ACL surgery on right knee

AP

The Seattle Seahawks took a blow to their depth along the defensive line with the announcement by the team Thursday evening that defensive tackle Greg Scruggs had underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee.

Scruggs suffered the injury prior to the NFL Draft but didn’t have surgery to repair the injury until Thursday. The surgery was performed by team physician Ed Khalfayan at the Seattle Surgery Center.

The timing of the injury makes it very unlikely Scruggs will be able to play for the Seahawks this season. A seventh round pick a year ago by the Seahawks, Scruggs carved out a role as a versatile option along the defensive line. Scruggs could play either inside or outside and recorded five tackles and two sacks in 11 games played for Seattle last year.

The injury to Scruggs makes the selections of defensive tackles Jordan Hill and Jesse Williams more vital to the Seahawks depth along the defensive line. Both Hill and Williams may find more playing time available with Scruggs out for the foreseeable future.

18 responses to “Seahawks DT Greg Scruggs has ACL surgery on right knee

  1. a 7th round pick last year in Scruggs stepped up, so will someone this year, no worries cuz all they do is win in the draft, GO HAWKS!

  2. Hearing this news makes me like the Hill pick more than I did initially.

    Still think they should have taken OLB in the second or third round – not sold yet on Malcolm Smith as a starter not to mention LB depth.

  3. What a damn shame. Kid had great upside and insane athletics. Hopefully this doesn’t compromise that.

    Still got him signed for three more years! Pray he recovers well!

  4. I like Scruggs and like the article stated: “A blow to the depth” not to the starting line-up. I would imagine that Carroll and Schneider were fully aware of his condition as they drafted Hill and Williams. They don’t “luck” their way into anything. They know precisely what they’re doing.

  5. Hey chall, relax. Inside secret is bruce Irvin is moving to linebacker to replace hill. That’s why we drafted 2 dts and no linebackers. Also avril and Bennett will fill in for Clemons and irvin. We have options

  6. I watched the draft via the Seahawks site and witnessed the “war room” for most of that time. Pete, John, Paul, and the rest were so laid back, so calm, that I found myself dozing at times. If they had any major concerns about Scruggs, they weren’t apparent in any way. The ACL was never mentioned by Tony Ventrella, or Clare (Farnsworth). If PC, isn’t overly concerned, neither am I.

    More concerned with the Lynch situation.

  7. We don’t even need another linebacker to fill Hills absence. Smith, Chancellor, Avril, Irvin, and even Winfield will rotate at that spot given the package. It’s really not an important position in this type of defense. Get better Greg

  8. Jordan Hill, Jesse Williams, Jaye Howard, the ball is in your court. One or more of you guys now has to step up.

  9. Wow I had no clue or never caught wind of any of this from sites until now. Scruggs has so much potential and can be moved DE/DT and athletic and strong young guy. Hope he heals and grows into a good player. NFL is a tough life because he may not even have a spot if the rookies step up. Even Clint Mac may earn another contract.

  10. Seattle has a power house that is exciting and a NFL prime time team. Funny how a fan who cheers for Bengals would try make fun of another team.

  11. This really sucks. The Hawks will have depth but Scruggs could of really used this season to develop . He is going to be a very good player in the NFL.

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