Carroll discusses Irvin's hip surgery

June, 9, 2014
Jun 9
7:25
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RENTON, Wash. -- Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin, who underwent hip surgery last week, tweeted he would be back by training camp. But coach Pete Carroll seemed to indicate Monday that it make take a little longer.

Irvin
“He dealt with [the injury] for a long time,” Carroll said. “It just got to the point where we thought it was better [for him to have the surgery] and have the chance to get him back by the start of the season, which is a possibility. We’ll see what happens. They [the team trainers] thought they could manage it, but it went too far to ask him to keep putting up with it.”

Rookie wide receiver Paul Richardson did not practice Monday, but Carroll said Richardson is OK.

"He fell and hit the ground the other day and got banged it up a little bit," Carroll said. "We just wanted to make sure we have him next week [for minicamp]. He could play today, but this time of year we’ll take our time.”

Carroll said offensive tackle Michael Bowie took part in about a third of the snaps Monday, coming back from a bruised shoulder.

Backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson wasn’t at practice Monday because he was taking care of a family matter.

Carroll also said for the first time that running back Robert Turbin had a procedure "to clean up his knee'' in the offseason, but Turbin has been full speed at all the OTAs.

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter

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