Oct 17, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall (28) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) during the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Bruce Irvin tweets hip 'feels 100 times better'

With training camp fewer than two weeks away, Bruce Irvin was considered questionable to participate after undergoing hip surgery this offseason.

The surgery wasn’t thought to be serious and Irvin tweeted in early June that he would be back by training camp.

On Saturday, he reiterated the point with good news:

Irvin probably won’t be rushed into anything but it’s certainly great news that he is feeling healthy.

Pete Carroll said that even though Irvin feels better, it doesn’t mean he is going to be cleared to play right away, per The Seattle Times.

“Bruce is going to be up against it a little bit,” Carroll said. “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.”

Though he was suspended the first four games of the 2013 season, Irvin made a big impact on the league’s best defense.

In 12 games, he recorded 40 tackles, made two sacks, forced a fumble and intercepted a pass.

Irvin was the latest of a few Seahawks who had hip surgeries, following Kam Chancellor and Percy Harvin.

Harvin’s was the most severe and occurred last season. It forced him to miss all but one regular season game.

Chancellor’s, like Irvin’s, was not as severe and he is expected to be ready to participate in training camp.

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