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Brandon Marshall to have hip surgery

1/16/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsBrandon Marshall’s status for the Pro Bowl is in doubt after the Chicago Bears wide receiver was reportedly set for hip surgery. The 28-year-old Brandon Marshall could have the arthroscopic hip surgery as soon as next week and will likely be sidelined for two weeks, according to league sources.
 
It’s unclear if the looming procedure will keep Brandon Marshall from defending his Pro Bowl MVP title later this month.  Brandon Marshall set a Pro Bowl record with six catches for 176 yards, including four touchdowns last season.
 
Brandon Marshall is coming off his most productive seasons after adding energy to a lackluster Chicago Bears passing attack, and leading other wideouts on the roster with nearly four times as any catches as well as passes for over twice as many yards this season. In his first season with the Chicago Bears, Brandon Marshall formed great chemistry with quarterback Jay Cutler, with whom he played three seasons in Denver.
 
The seventh-year pro Brandon Marsall set career-highs and a Chicago Bears single-season record as well with 118 receptions for 1,508 yards, including 11 touchdowns this season.
 
Although Brandon Marshall didn’t appear on the Chicago Bears’ injury report this season with a hip injury, he’s had history with the health issue. It will be third-time during the past four seasons that Brandon Marshall will undergo hip surgery.
 
Brandon Marshall underwent surgery on his right hip in 2010, and had a similar procedure performed on the left hip in the previous offseason, after was greatly limited with the injury throughout the 2008 campaign. Despite the surgery, Brandon Marshall managed to comeback with his third consecutive season registering over 100 catches for 1,120 yards and 10 touchdowns.
 
And then after undergoing the hip surgery before the start of the 2010 season, Brandon Marhsall still finished with 86 catches for 1,014 yards. Last season, Brandon Marhsall had 81 catches for 1,214 yards and six touchdowns.
 
It is unknown which hip will be operated on this time, but league sources claim it is not a serious injury, leaving a slim chance of a Pro Bowl return. Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen too is required to undergo surgery on his shoulder, but the nine-year pro sill plans to play in the Pro Bowl.
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