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Roy Helu having surgery on both hips

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 04:  Roy Helu #26 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Chicago Bears in the second quarter at Soldier Field on October 4, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Getty Images

Raiders running back Roy Helu is having surgery on both hips this offseason.

Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Helu already had surgery on one hip and will have surgery on the other hip soon.

The surgeries are designed to correct a hip impingement, which should improve his flexibility and help his mobility. Helu was healthy enough to play last year but barely got involved in the Raiders’ offense, finishing with just 17 carries for 39 yards on the season.

After spending his first four seasons in Washington, Helu signed a two-year, $4.1 million contract with the Raiders last year. This year he’s due a $1.9 million base salary and a $100,000 workout bonus, with a cap hit of $2 million.

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5 Responses to “Roy Helu having surgery on both hips”
  1. davefromtheburgh says: Feb 29, 2016 7:10 PM

    Sounds like Helu would be better served to find another line of employment. Surgery on both hips is too high a price to pay, in my opinion.

  2. celticsforever says: Feb 29, 2016 8:16 PM

    He was aiming for a complete body transplant with Gurley as the donor.

  3. raiderapologist says: Feb 29, 2016 8:57 PM

    Surprised he hasn’t been cut yet. From the team.

  4. mysterytonite says: Feb 29, 2016 8:59 PM

    I was calling for this guy to be the fantasy sleeper of he year last season. I feel a little bit better since he played so sparingly. But if this guy could just alone health and opportunity watch out, he’s as talented a back as her is in the game minus AP and Gurley.

  5. dapollock69 says: Mar 1, 2016 6:35 AM

    Unlike Shakira, his hips lied.

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