Kam Chancellor reportedly considered having ankle surgery to remove bone spurs this week after suffering through a tough game in San Diego, but he felt much better last week, played very well against Denver and apparently has decided — at least for now — not to have surgery.
A source told FOX Sports that the strong safety was contemplating having surgery this week as the Hawks begin their bye period. That might have put him out for 6-8 weeks.
But the ankle felt much better during the week and he had no problems in the game, which was his best of the season (nine tackles, two passes defensed, an interception and an assist on a forced fumble).
“Man, it felt great today,” Chancellor told FOX. “Last week, it was bothering me. But this week, it felt amazing. We did some different stuff to fix it up — fix the shoes and stuff — and it felt awesome.”
“He had a hard time last week,” coach Pete Carroll said on 710 ESPN. “His ankle was really bothering him and he just tried to stick it out, and he just didn’t feel good about his game at all. Once he got over the discomfort during the week, he had a great week of practice. He was really tuned in and was really pumped to come back and help his team. He was all over the field and did a great job.”
While he has eschewed (es-shoed?) surgery at this point, the ankle bears watching as the season progresses.