Brandon Marshall Frustrated By Hip, Still Not Healthy
By Allen Kim
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall is still recovering from offseason hip injury, and he’s been frustrated with the way his recovery has progressed thus far.
"It's one of those things where I'm just trying to get healthy for Week 1," Marshall said to reporters, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. "So you've got to have a game plan coming off surgery, a third hip surgery."
The 29-year-old underwent arthroscopic hip surgery in January, but he was able to lightly participate in OTAs. There were concerns that the effects of his hip surgery would continue to linger throughout the offseason, and that appears to be the case here.
"It's one of those things where you may be rushed a little bit and some people might think I need to be farther on than where I am," he added. "So it's a little frustrating not being where I want to be right now and maybe being pushed a little."
It sounds as if there has been some friction between Marshall and new coach Marc Trestman. From his comments, it appears that Trestman and the coaching staff may have been pushing Marshall and asking him to do more than he felt comfortable doing.
While he has been a regular participant in training camp, this is certainly a situation to monitor with the season a little less than two weeks away from starting. However, it’s certainly encouraging that he played in two preseason games and looked fine in live game action.