Percy Harvin Has Hip Flareup, Listed As Doubtful
The Seattle Seahawks may have to wait a bit longer before they’re able to finally and fully unleash Percy Harvin on opposing defenses. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports that Harvin’s surgically repaired hip flared up again, and coach Pete Carroll has officially listed Harvin as doubtful for their game against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football.
While Harvin made his debut against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11, he was on a limited snap count. Coach Pete Carroll was expected to lift all restrictions following their Week 12 bye and give him a full complement of snaps, but after sitting out of practice on Thursday and Friday, it looks like they’ll have to wait a bit longer before they can let him loose.
Harvin is meeting with doctors today to determine if he will be able to play on Monday night, but it doesn’t look good for the explosive receiver.
The Seahawks have dominated opponents all season, so there’s a good chance that the team opts to sit Harvin against the Saints even if he is healthy enough to play. While it is a pivotal matchup for the team, they’ve managed to secure the best record in the NFL (10-1) with relative ease thus far. With the playoffs right around the corner, risking further aggravation to Harvin’s hip injury would not be prudent.
It hasn't always been pretty, but Russell Wilson has done the best that he could with a battered offensive line and Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse as his primary weapons in the passing attack. While they don’t offer the same game-changing ability of Harvin, they should more than suffice against the Saints.