Hawks LB Irvin undergoes hip surgery, vows to be back for training camp

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 17: Running back Rashard Mendenhall #28 of the Arizona Cardinals is tackled for a loss by outside linebacker Bruce Irvin #51 of the Seattle Seahawks in the second quarter during a game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Oc

RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks confirmed that strong-side linebacker Bruce Irvin underwent hip surgery on Monday.

No other details were provided, but Irvin tweeted that he expects to be back for training camp.

If Irvin is not available, Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Malcolm Smith likely will join the starting lineup with linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright.

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