After starting the season 7-1, the Chicago Bears turned out to be one of the biggest disappointments of the second half of the 2012 season as they fell short of the playoffs after losing five of their final eight games. Despite the disappointing end to their regular season, Brandon Marshall gives hope for the offense heading into 2013, considering he set career highs for receptions (118), receiving yards (1,508), and touchdowns (11)–but not without a little surgery along the way.
Bears WR Brandon Marshall will need to get hip scoped, according to NFL source.
— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) January 15, 2013
Marshall will miss this year’s Pro Bowl now that he needs arthroscopic surgery on his hip, but there’s no reason for concern about this having an impact on his 2013 season. Luckily for Marshall, it’s a minor surgery that only takes a few weeks to recover from–so there’s no reason for Bears fans to panic over their star wide receiver just yet.
For years, Chicago was a team in need of a big-name wide receiver to compliment Jay Cutler in the passing game. In fact, the argument can be made that having a star wideout was the main factor holding the Bears back from being one of the top contenders considering they were always known for having one of the top defenses in the league.
There’s no reason why Marshall and Cutler can’t become one of the best quarterback-wide receiver duos over the next couple of years if 2012 is any indication of what to expect, and it’s good to have this surgery being taken care of now instead of waiting until after the Pro Bowl.
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