Brandon Marshall likely to miss Pro Bowl after hip surgery
Brandon Marshall underwent a hip surgery that could possibly keep the Bears Pro Bowl wideout out of this year’s game.. Marshall was the MVP of last year’s edition of the NFL’s All-Star affair. His multiple touchdown catches lit up the scoreboard. His mood was infectious as he clearly had a great time during what is typically a snoozer. This year the Pro Bowl is on Jan. 27. There is just one small problem standing in the way of a repeat Hawaiian punch from Marshall. His recovery period is projected to be two weeks. There is bound to be some precautionary overlap that will keep him out of the game. Marshall’s arthroscopic procedure was reported by the Chicago Sun Times. This is not Marshall’s first battle with his hip. As a matter of fact it is his third hip surgery in four years. He has had work done on both his left hip ( 2009) and right hip (2010). It has not be revealed which side just received its second round of work after his most prolific year as a professional. Marshall exceeded the already high expectations during his first year as a Chicago Bear. He posted career-best numbers that included 118 catches for 1,508 yards and 11 touchdowns. During the season Marshall wore his heart of his sleeve. He spoke openly and frankly about his status as a born-again Christian and the plight of the mentally ill. This new-found maturity and a reunion with quarterback Jay Cutler revived a career that was stuck in the mud of inconsistency as a Miami Dolphin. The jury is out on who the next Bears coach will be at post time. If the team goes with a offensive-minded leader as rumored, Marshall could cement his grip on the claim that he is one of the game’s top 5 receivers. Even if that means we’ll be discussing another hip procedure next off-season as if it’s a part of his annual check-up.