Cameron Brate undergoes hip surgery

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Bucs tight end Cameron Brate will spend the next few months rehabbing after undergoing hip surgery, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports.

Brate played most of the season with a torn labrum in his hip. The arthroscopic surgery included the removal of bone fragments.

He could begin working his way back during organized team activities with hopes of his return for the minicamp in June.

Brate caught 30 passes for 289 receiving yards and six touchdowns this season.

Before the Bucs fired him, coach Dirk Koetter said Brate played hurt “the whole year.” Koetter, though, didn’t specify the injury.

“He hasn’t been healthy from day one,” Koetter said. “He’s done an unbelievable job of fighting through it. He’s another guy that if you knew the amount of rehab Cam does on a weekly basis just to be able to play, it’s pretty remarkable that he’s out there playing at all.”

3 responses to “Cameron Brate undergoes hip surgery

  1. Hip injuries can be serious and have long-lasting repercussions, so I hope Cameron can make a full recovery. Much respect to him and all players who play hurt and go through so much pain and effort to rehab and to play. He’s a Harvard guy, so he likely is being smart with his money. Best of luck to Cameron!!

  2. A torn labrum is extremely painful and tough to deal with. Been there, done that with two labrums torn and surgically fixed. I hope he takes the proper time to heal.

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