Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin will undergo sports hernia surgery on April 4, coach Pete Carroll confirmed at the NFL meetings in Phoenix on Tuesday.
Baldwin, who underwent shoulder and knee surgeries after last season, hinted at needing the procedure during a radio appearance last week.
Carroll said at the NFL Scouting Combine late last month that Baldwin was expected to be ready for the start of the 2019 season, but the coach didn’t offer a new timetable on Tuesday.
Baldwin, 30, missed two games in September with the knee injury, which bothered him even before the start of the season. His shoulder problem arose later in the campaign.
In 13 regular-season games last season, Baldwin caught 50 passes for 618 yards and five touchdowns. Baldwin had three receptions for 32 yards in a playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys in January. He is entering his ninth season with Seattle.
He was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 2016 and 2017 seasons.