By Brady Henderson
Seahawks defensive end Greg Scruggs recently suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament that will threaten the backup pass rusher's availability for the upcoming season.
A source told 710Sports.com's Danny O'Neil that Scruggs underwent reconstructive surgery on his right knee Thursday morning, an operation performed by team surgeon Dr. Ed Khalfayan. General manager John Schneider told "Brock and Danny" Friday that Scruggs sustained the injury during a recent agility drill.
"One thing is guaranteed that I'm going to bust my butt to get back to full strength and contribute next year. Very disappointing...," Scruggs tweeted Thursday.
Scruggs, a seventh-round pick out of Louisville in 2012, finished his rookie season with two sacks and six tackles, playing in 11 regular-season games and both of Seattle's playoff games. He was projected to be a backup this season, a versatile defensive lineman with the size (6-foot-3, 284 pounds) to slide inside on passing downs.
His loss is one the Seahawks can absorb after bolstering their defensive line over the offseason. Seattle signed ends Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett as well as tackle Tony McDaniel before adding tackles Jordan Hill and Jesse Williams in the draft.