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Scruggs has surgery to repair ACL tear in right knee

First reported by ESPN's John Clayton, the Seattle Seahawks announced that defensive end Greg Scruggs underwent arthroscopic ACL reconstruction of his right knee at Seattle Surgery Center today.

The surgery was performed by team doctor Ed Khalfayan, and puts Scruggs' availability for the 2013 season in jeopardy. A seventh-round selection in the 2012 draft out of Louisville, Scruggs was a surprise performer in his rookie season, finishing with two sacks in 11 regular-season and two playoff games.

Scruggs was inactive for five games due to hamstring, wrist and oblique injuries.

If Scruggs is done for the year, the Seahawks have eight healthy defensive tackles currently on the 90-man roster – Brandon Mebane, Michael Bennett, Tony McDaniel, Clinton McDonald, Jaye Howard, Jordan Hill, Jesse Williams and Myles Wade.