Updates from Monday, May 12
Head coach Pete Carroll said Chancellor is expected to be ready to go in plenty of time for the start of training camp in July.
“Kam’s making great progress, [the doctors] think he’s going to be back in plenty of time to be ready for camp and all that,” Carroll said.
“Really glad we could get a chance to fix him. He’s been dealing with a hip thing for a while. So, he should be in great shape. There have been no problems, everything is well ahead of schedule, and we’re counting on him being with us throughout.”
The "Legion of Boom" might have to wait for one of its hardest-hitting players to recover before the secondary can be in full force once again.
Kam Chancellor, strong safety for the 2014 Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, has a hip injury that will require surgery during the offseason. John Clayton of ESPN reports that the surgery will clear up a minor problem and provided more details in his report:
The procedure is not considered to be major and is not as severe as the surgery that kept wide receiver Percy Harvin out for most of last season.
The date of the surgery hasn't been scheduled.
Although Chancellor took to Twitter to show his fans that he doesn't know about any type of surgery:
Chancellor, known by his teammates and Seattle fanbase as "Bam Bam," established himself as one of the premier safeties in the league during the 2013 season for the Seahawks.
Teammate Byron Maxwell spoke about Chancellor's style of play, per Elizabeth Merrill of ESPN.com:
He does that all the time. When somebody comes across the middle … I remember at the Rams game he lifted somebody up off of their feet. It's just one of those things. He's crazy. I want to say he's like a loose pit bull running out there. You don't know what he's going to do.
He's going to attack. He's a tone setter. Physically, he hits. That's who I look to when it comes to setting the tone and being physical.
With 99 tackles and three interceptions on one of the best defenses in the league, Chancellor followed up those numbers by playing great in the Super Bowl. Rich Cimini of ESPN spoke about the strong safety's performance during the championship game against the Denver Broncos:
But Chancellor would have to eventually leave the game with an apparent injury, as Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report and Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reported:
There's no word yet on whether the two injuries are related, as Clayton's report just mentioned a hip injury.
The length of time for Chancellor being away from the team also hasn't been reported at this time. But with his services needed for the top-rated pass defense last season, getting Chancellor on the field before the regular season will be vital to the Seahawks' success.
Chancellor's bone-crushing tackles made a difference in the Super Bowl and will be a necessity for the team to succeed once again. When more information about Chancellor becomes available it will be added to this story.
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