After the issues wide receiver Percy Harvin encountered trying to get on the playing field last fall after surgery in August, “hip surgery” should be a four-letter word to the Seattle Seahawks.
Pro Bowl safety Kam Chancellor has had hip problems for the past couple seasons and finally required surgery to correct the issue this offseason. Chancellor underwent surgery just over a month ago to finally address the problems.
Unlike Harvin, however, Chancellor is already well ahead of schedule in his recovery. Head coach Pete Carroll said Chancellor is expected to be ready to go in plenty of time for the start of training camp in July.
“Kam’s making great progress, [the doctors] think he’s going to be back in plenty of time to be ready for camp and all that,” Carroll said.
“Really glad we could get a chance to fix him. He’s been dealing with a hip thing for a while. So, he should be in great shape. There have been no problems, everything is well ahead of schedule, and we’re counting on him being with us throughout.”
Chancellor was a second-team All-Pro selection in 2013 and earned his second trip to the Pro Bowl. Chancellor racked up 99 tackles, three interceptions and a forced fumble for Seattle last season. He easily could have been named Super Bowl MVP as well after posting 10 tackles and an interception in the team’s 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos.