Seahawks' Percy Harvin May Need Surgery, Season In Jeopardy
By Allen Kim
An MRI revealed that the Seattle Seahawks newly-acquired offensive weapon, Percy Harvin, has a slight tear of the labrum in his hip. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported that surgery was recommended, which would sideline the receiver for the entire 2013 NFL season. Harvin and the Seahawks are currently seeking a second opinion before they move ahead with a decision.
Whether Harvin misses several games or the entire season, it would without a doubt be a major blow to Seattle’s offense. He was expected to play a major role in several facets of Seattle’s offensive attack, and if they opt to rehab over surgery, he would miss out on valuable time in training camp getting acclimated to QB Russell Wilson and the rest of his teammates.
“Harvin has a hip issue that we are dealing with that came up during his workout over the summer and we are trying to figure it out,” coach Pete Carroll said. “We are doing everything we can to make the right decision and help him and take care of him in every way. He was working out a week ago you know, going full speed. But it was bothering him enough and we took some looks at it and we’re going to try to figure out the right procedures and take care of him and get him back on the field.”
Harvin was placed on the physically unable to perform list at the start of training camp. The ideal scenario would have Harvin rehab and heal without the need for surgery, but at this stage, the Seahawks are going to have to carefully weigh their options.
“We need to get more information right now,” Carroll said. “We don’t know enough right now. We will just have to wait and see. The good part is it’s really early. We have a long time to get him ready. …We have to be really diligent about the process right now.”
Harvin has earned an injury-prone label over the course of his career, and Seattle will likely take every available precaution when dealing with him.