The Seattle Seahawks need to wait a few weeks until bringing back wide receiver Percy Harvin from a hip injury, because this situation is volatile and needs to be managed with extreme caution. While it is obviously best to bring back Harvin sooner and allow him to give the Seahawks passing offense a significant upgrade, the most important thing is making sure that Harvin is healthy enough to give the Seahawks that sort of an upgrade in the postseason. The Seahawks were wise enough to hold Harvin out of yesterday’s game against the St. Louis Rams despite the quick progress he has made on his hip injury (after all, he did begin practicing lats week), but there is more at play here.
Harvin reportedly had his injury “flare up” last week, which caused him to miss the game against the Rams. Per FOX Sports’s Mike Garafolo, Harvin was on track to play before the Seahawks had to pump the brakes on him playing. Harvin will try and work hard at practice this week in order to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but I’m not sure they need him for this one. You know, because it’s the Buccaneers. Heck, they don’t play a tough game until Week 13 against the New Orleans Saints, with Week 12 being a bye week.
According to the Tacoma News Tribune’s Todd Dybas, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told 710 ESPN Seattle’s that Percy Harvin is still regarded as day-to-day. Carroll is unsure of Harvin’s status this week, and I think it’s best to err on the side of caution with this one. I know losing Sidney Rice hurts, but the Seahawks need to ease him back at least one more week. Again, it’s the Bucs.