Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall needs to
undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his hip, according to Michael C. Wright of
ESPN Chicago. While the Bears are characterizing the surgery as “nothing,” it
is expected to sideline Marshall for two weeks.
While it has yet to be officially decided, it appears unlikely
that Marshall will play in the Jan. 27 Pro Bowl. He has either undergone
surgery or will do so shortly, and it remains unclear regarding which hip the
procedure is on. Wright adds that the Pro Bowl wide out has undergone at least
one similar surgery on each of his hips during his playing career.
Marshall caught 118 passes this season, a Bears’
single-season record, for 1,508 yards. Both marks were career highs, but even
his impressive performance couldn’t propel the team into the playoffs. There is
thought that Chicago needs to add a true No. 2 receiver to complement Marshall.
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