Ravens defensive lineman Derek Wolff has undergone his second hip surgery in five months, he announced Monday, further delaying his return to the field.
Wolff, who missed hip and back injuries last season, shared on Instagram that he was “out of my second hip surgery this year.” He had his first operation in late January, which he said success.”
“Feels great,” Wolff said Monday in a video recorded from his hospital bed. “Very drunk. But we’re going to make a full recovery here and try to live a normal life.”
Wolfe’s $2 million salary this season is fully guaranteed, and he calculates to $3.8 million against the salary cap. After signing a three-year $12 million contract extension in March 2021, he said he looked forward to building on a strong debut season in Baltimore.
But Wolff, 32, suffered an apparent back injury at training camp last year, was named to return from injured reserve in late October and was never healthy enough to return.
In March, Wolfe tweeted that he “Totally Intended” Coming back this season. The comment 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, the soft tissue that covers the socket of the hip, “completely reattached” in January’s operation. The doctors shaved “a bunch of extra bone from my femur and my pelvis,” Wolff said, describing the operation that usually addresses a hip injury.
The Ravens’ mandatory minicamp begins Tuesday at Owings Mills, meaning Wolff will be out until at least training camp begins in late July. Defensive lineman Brent Urban re-signed with the Ravens, putting Wolfe’s roster spot in jeopardy.