Broncos center Matt Paradis has been medically cleared after undergoing surgery on both hips earlier this year, putting him well ahead of schedule in his recovery. 9News first reported Paradis’ impending return.
Paradis played every snap of every game the last two seasons, but was held out of the majority of practices late last year because of the pain in his hips.
His agent, Brian McLaughlin, said the problem has been known since Paradis’ college days at Boise State, and was even brought up by a few teams ahead of the NFL draft in 2014, when the Broncos selected him in the sixth round.
At the conclusion of last season, Paradis headed to Vail to first have his right hip arthroscopically repaired by Dr. Marc Philippon of The Steadman Clinic. A month later, he returned to have the same procedure done on his left hip.
The goal then was to simply to have him physically ready by the start of the regular season. But now he is expected to practice — though likely not in full initially — when Broncos training camp begins July 27.