Ravens DL Derek Wolfe undergoes second hip surgery in five months, hoping for ‘full recovery’ – The Mercury News

Ravens defensive lineman Derek Wolfe underwent his second hip surgery in five months, he announced Monday, further delaying his return to the field.

Wolfe, who missed all of last season with hip and back injuries, shared on Instagram that he was “fresh out of my second hip surgery this year.” He had his first operation in late January, which he called a “success.”

“Feeling pretty good,” Wolfe said Monday in a video recorded from his hospital bed. “Pretty drugged up. But we’re going to get a full recovery here and try to live a normal life.”

Wolfe’s $2 million salary this season is fully guaranteed, and he counts $3.8 million against the salary cap. After signing a three-year, $12 million contract extension in March 2021, he said he hoped to build on a strong debut season in Baltimore.

But Wolfe, 32, suffered an apparent back injury in training camp last year, was designated to return in late October from injured reserve and was never healthy enough to come back.

In March, Wolfe tweeted that he “fully intends” on returning this season. The comments came after he said in an interview on the “Blood Origins”“hunting podcast that his future in football was uncertain. Wolfe said he had his labrum his, the soft tissue that covers the socket of the hip, “completely reattached” in the January operation. Wolfe said doctors shaved off “a bunch of extra bone off my femur and off my pelvis,” describing operations that typically address hip impingement.

The Ravens’ mandatory minicamp starts Tuesday in Owings Mills, meaning Wolfe will be out until at least the start of training camp in late July. With defensive lineman Brent Urban having re-signed with the RavensWolfe’s roster spot appears to be in jeopardy.

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