Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Derek Wolfe underwent a second hip surgery this season

OWINGS MILLS Md. — Baltimore Ravens defensive end Derek Wolfe Monday was his second hip procedure of the year. It is the latest setback in a career that has been plagued by injuries.

Wolfe, 32 years old, missed last season due to hip and back injuries. In January, he had his first hip procedure. He then had another five-months later.

Wolfe stated that he was feeling pretty good in an Instagram video that he took from his hospital bed. “We're going for a full recovery and will try to live a normal lifestyle.”

Wolfe's $2million salary this season is fully guaranteed and his $3.8 cap figure ranks 13th in the Ravens. Baltimore signed Wolfe to a $3 million, three-year contract in March 2021. This included $5.4 million signing bonus. Wolfe has yet to play any game since then.

Wolfe sustained injuries to his back and hip in joint exercises with The Carolina Panthers Training camp. He was to be released from the injured reserve in November. However, he returned to IR after only briefly participating in one practice.

Wolfe stated earlier this offseason that he wasn't sure if his hip injury would lead him to quit hunting. Wolfe stated in March that his hip injury would force him to retire.

Justin Madubuike Wolfe's replacement, Baltimore signed him to the starting line-up last season. He had 36 tackles as well as two sacks. Baltimore also signed Brent UrbanTo add depth to the defensive end, this is a former fourth round pick.

Second-round selection of the Denver Broncos Wolfe has had a difficult time staying healthy in 2012. In the nine previous seasons, Wolfe missed 39 games.

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