One of the Seahawks’ secondary stars is reportedly expected to undergo surgery to fix a lingering injury.
Strong safety Kam Chancellor, who had a key interception in Seattle’s Super Bowl XLVIII win vs. Denver, will have a “minor” surgical procedure on his hip, ESPN’s John Clayton reported on Tuesday.
Clayton reports the surgery is “not as severe” as the procedure wide receiver Percy Harvin underwent last offseason. Harvin appeared in just one regular season game in 2013 because of his hip injury.
According to Clayton, Chancellor’s hip injury dates to “last year.”
A two-time Pro Bowler, Chancellor was listed on the club’s injury report with a hip ailment in Weeks 11 and 14 of the 2013 regular season, and he also appeared on the report before the divisional-round matchup vs. New Orleans. However, he did not miss a game all season, and he has sat out just one game in four NFL campaigns with Seattle.
The 25-year-old Chancellor had a strong postseason for Seattle, notching 35 tackles, defending six passes and hauling in a pair of interceptions in three playoff games.
UPDATE 10:20 p.m. ET: Chancellor tweeted Tuesday that he’s not having surgery and declared he’s “ready to win.”