Kam Chancellor may need hip surgery…or maybe not


Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) celebrates winning Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

It was reported on Tuesday evening that Kam Chancellor was going to a need a “minor” hip surgery to correct a hip problem, according to ESPN’s John Clayton.

But then, amid multiple more reports confirming Clayton’s report, Chancellor tweeted this:

So does he need surgery or not?

What we do know is that Chancellor has been dealing with hip issues since 2012, and last season he appeared on Seattle’s injury report several times. That being said, a minor surgery wouldn’t seem to out of the ordinary.

ESPN.com’s Terry Blount reported that the surgery (if there is one) would not be nearly as severe as Percy Harvin‘s was last offseason.

Harvin needed until mid-November to recover and only played in three games total last season, two of which were in the postseason.

Chancellor, who still has four months until training camp starts, would have plenty of time to recover from a surgery if he had one.

In his four years with the Seahawks, he has been one of Seattle’s most reliable players.

He has missed just one game since entering the NFL and recorded 99 tackles and three interceptions last year while contributing greatly on the league’s No. 1 defense.