Second-year defensive end Greg Scruggs underwent arthroscopic ACL reconstruction of his right knee today, the team confirmed this evening. The surgery was performed by Dr. Ed Khalfayan at Seattle Surgery Center.
Scruggs tweeted that the injury occurred about three weeks ago, which would place it before the 2013 NFL Draft. In that draft, the Seahawks bolstered their defensive line with the selections of Jordan Hill (third-round) and Jesse Williams (fifth-round).
Scruggs, the 6-foot-3, 284-pound former seventh-round draft pick out of Louisville, saw action in 11 games during his rookie season. He finished the year with 11 total tackles, 2.0 sacks and one pass defensed. He provided the Seahawks with depth at multiple positions along the defensive line, as he saw action on the inside at tackle and at the outside end position.
After the news broke, Scruggs took to Twitter to thank Seahawks fans for the support.