Doug Baldwin isn’t the only Seattle Seahawks player who’s had sports hernia surgery recently.
On the same day that the Seahawks traded star defensive end Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs, it was reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that DT Jarran Reed was in Philadelphia for his own sports hernia operation. The surgery was performed by, Dr. William Meyers, the same one who worked on similar operations for both Baldwin and Marshawn Lynch.
According to Rapoport, Reed is expected to be out 4-6 weeks, which means he shouldn’t really be in any danger of missing the start of training camp.
Reed is coming off a 10.5 sack season that showed him to be more than just a run-stuffing specialist, as he was labeled coming out of the University of Alabama. His breakout year comes at a time when his rookie deal is nearing expiration, and the Seahawks will surely look to extend his contract, even more so with Clark gone.
Speaking of Clark, who was the only player on the Seahawks to have more sacks than Reed in 2018, Jarran had his reaction to the trade on Twitter. Unsurprisingly, he was quite devastated.
I just lost my bestfriend in a trade ♂️ ♂️ this is going to take some adjusting fugggggghhhhhhh— jarran reed (@1j_reed) April 23, 2019