Cliff Avril’s comeback tour begins now.
The Seattle Seahawks defensive end underwent disc-related surgery on Tuesday after suffering a neck and spinal injury in Seattle’s game against the Indianpolis Colts on October 1.
Avril, who is currently listed on the injured reserve list, is in recovery following the procedure, according to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.
“He had surgery yesterday and as far as we’ve heard, it went really well,” Carroll said in a press conference on Wednesday. “Just waiting for him to get back.”
It appears the Pro Bowl defensive end was in good spirits following the operation. He penned a post on Twitter thanking fans for their support.
There has been no timeline set for Avril’s return. However, Carroll says he’ll leave it up to the 31-year-old on whether it not he wants to call it a career.
“I think at this point, that’s up to Cliff,” Carroll said. “He’s got to figured that out. We’ll let him answer that question.”
Avril, who joined the Seahawks dominant defensive line in 2013, has recorded a total of 91 tackles, 34.5 sacks and 14 forced fumbles in his five years with Seattle. His 11.5 sack perfomance in 2017 earned him his first Pro Bowl appearance last season.