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RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin underwent hip surgery on Monday, but no other details on the severity of the injury were released by the team.
Irvin competed seemingly without any problems in the team's first OTA practice one week ago. No timetable was given for his possible return, but he tweeted this on Monday afternoon:
Didn't want this to get out but I'm fine! Will b back by training camp! For all u people saying this a make or break year for me!- Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) June 2, 2014
On Sunday, Irvin sent out this tweet:
Mann the time has come! Yall pray for me!- Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) June 2, 2014
Irvin, 26, will be entering his third NFL season. He was a surprising first-round draft pick by the Seahawks in 2012 as a defensive end out of West Virginia. He had eight sacks as a rookie, but the Seahawks moved him to outside linebacker last season.
Irvin now is in a battle for one of the two outside linebacker starting spots with K.J. Wright and Malcolm Smith, the MVP of the Super Bowl.