Bruce Irvin Injury: Updates on Seahawks LB's Recovery from Hip Surgery

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJune 2, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 18:  Defensive end Bruce Irvin #51 of the Seattle Seahawks warms up before a game against the San Francisco 49ers on October 18, 2012 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.  The 49ers won 13-6.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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Updates from Friday, July 25's Ian Rapoport has the latest on Irvin, and the news isn't good:

Updates from Sunday, July 13

Bruce Irvin took to Twitter over the weekend to provide an update on his recovery:

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll also addressed Irvin's health, per the Seattle Times' Bob Condotta:

Bruce is going to be up against it a little bit. He’s had a fantastic recovery already and he is going to work his butt off to get back. But we are going to have to wait and see.

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Bruce Irvin's offseason preparations took a turn for the worse after it was revealed the Seattle Seahawks linebacker had to go under the knife for hip surgery on Monday.   

Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR in Seattle reported the news:

The Seahawks linebacker tweeted out that he'll be ready for training camp:

According to Nick Eaton of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, mandatory minicamp for Seattle will begin on June 17.

While Irvin has so far failed to live up to the hype that came with being drafted 15th overall in 2012, he has carved out a role in Seattle's defense. His pass-rushing abilities have come in handy at times, but more importantly, his freakish speed has allowed him to keep up with even the fastest tight ends when in pass coverage.

With two years left on his rookie deal, 2014 is a perfect time for Irvin to emerge as a defensive stud. If he can get healthy in time for training camp, he should be right on schedule for a breakout season.