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Bears’ Brandon Marshall cleared to play after surgery

Updated: June 4, 2013 4:32PM



Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was back at it Tuesday — at least on a limited basis.

After declaring on Twitter that he was medically cleared to practice after undergoing arthroscopic hip surgery in January, Marshall took part in the Bears’ organized team activities at Halas Hall. He didn’t take every snap with the first-team offense, but was happy to participate after watching the previous OTAs and sitting out the first minicamp in April.

“I’m 100 percent now,” Marshall said with a smile. “I’m ready to go. They’re holding me back.”

Marshall admitted the Bears staff will probably limit him during next week’s mandatory minicamp as well. But he said knows he has to be smart with his hip throughout the rest of his career.

Marshall said his hip has bothered him the last two years. He did say the issue, though, was a “non weight-bearing part of the bone.”

“It’s one of those things [where] I thought [it was] maybe some training, some strength problems or some flexibility problems, but when we went in there, they saw a little something and cleaned it up,” Marshall said. “After a lot of pounding, it tightened up on me and got a little weak. So now, I’m just thankful we caught it in time and cleaned it out.”

Marshall caught 118 passes for 1,508 yards and 11 touchdowns last season.

“I’m excited to see what I can do fully healthy,” Marshall said.



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