Seahawks confirm Chancellor's hip surgery

May, 6, 2014
May 6
5:54
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The Seattle Seahawks confirmed Tuesday that strong safety Kam Chancellor had hip surgery earlier this year, which was first reported by ESPN's John Clayton.

Chancellor
No timetable for his recovery was announced, but it isn't believed to be a long-term issue. Clayton was told in March that the surgery was "minor" in nature.

However, Chancellor has suffered with a labrum problem in his hip for a couple of years. Obviously, that's a scary thought for Seahawks fans because a labrum tear caused receiver Percy Harvin to miss most of the 2013 season.

But Chancellor said last summer, before the 2013 season, that his injury wasn't as severe as Harvin's labrum tear. Chancellor was visibly limping when he walked off the field after the Super Bowl.

Whether Chancellor will be ready for training camp is unknown. Harvin's original recovery estimate was four months. Even if that were true for Chancellor, he would be ready by the end of July, assuming the surgery took place in late March.

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter

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