Bruce Irvin has hip surgery

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The Seahawks have plenty of quality players.  And plenty of those quality players have had various body parts surgically repaired.

The latest procedure happened to linebacker Bruce Irvin.  Per the Seattle Times, the Seahawks have announced that Irvin underwent hip surgery.

Irvin said on Twitter that he’ll be back for training camp.  He practiced last week.  It’s unclear whether Irvin suffered the injury last week or whether it was something that was lingering.

Irvin, a first-round pick in 2012, faces a make or break year.  We say that because he acknowledged on Twitter that some are indeed saying it’s a make-or-break year for the former Mountaineer who scaled the draft order all the way to No. 15.

There’s an opportunity for Irvin, given some of the hits the team has taken to its impressive rotation of pass rushers.  After this year, the question will be whether the Seahawks have seen enough to pick up the fifth-year option on Irvin’s contract, which currently runs through 2015.

13 responses to “Bruce Irvin has hip surgery

  1. He didn’t pan out as a pass rusher (see: Atlanta playoff game, 2013) — and typical of a Pete Carroll team, he’s now becoming a pretty good strongside LB, who is learning to drop back in coverage.

    Hard transition, but he did pretty good last year. I’d be surprised if he went back to a DE. We had a lot of ‘redshirts’ last year waiting to explode in the NFL.

    Watch out for Benson Miyowa this year to take Irving’s drafted spot at situtional DE pass rusher.

  2. BRUUUUUCE

    He will be fine. The guy had the most sacks out of all the rookies in 2012, and he had to learn a new position last year. He has a ton of potential.

  3. 10 career sacks, a a drug suspension, multiple games missed due to injury. All that for a 15th overall pick.

    REACH and a MISS!

  4. Between Clemmons 3.5 sacks and Clinton McDonald’s 5.5, the Seahawks are down a whole 9 sacks from last year. Irvin had 9.5 as rookie and wasn’t used in the pass rushing role last year.

    I’m really worried.

    Not.

  5. My question would be: “If this is lingering injury that needed medical attention–why would he wait until now to get the surgery done?” This happens frequently–players getting surgery from injuries suffered the previous season well after the end of that season–and it always surprises me. Why not get it done right after the season and give yourself extra months to rehab?

  6. He needs to watch out for Korey Toomer more than anyone. If he stays healthy, that kid might just be an animal.

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