Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) catches a pass during pre game warm ups prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Percy Harvin Injury: Seattle Seahawks WR won’t play


Seattle Seahawks star wide receiver Percy Harvin made his Seahawks debut two weeks ago against his former team in the Minnesota Vikings, and Harvin finished the game with just one reception for 17 yards. He did, however, make a big impact on special teams despite being limited on offense, and Harvin’s addition to the Seahawks certainly makes them an even scarier team. But just one game after his debut, Harvin is almost certainly going to be listed as an inactive, and it’s a crying shame. I mean, the Seahawks brought him along as slowly as possible, and Pete Carroll even prolonged his debut a couple of weeks with Harvin’s  hip “flared up” a first time. Now that it’s flared up a second time, the knocks on Harvin as an injury-prone player will only continue to grow.

The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Percy Harvin needed cortisone shots on his hip on Saturday, and that’s definitely a major red flag. Per Rapoport, Harvin “views himself as out” for tonight’s huge game against the New Orleans Saints, and that’s further confirmation that Harvin won’t be playing today.

Harvin didn’t practice at all this week due to the setback on his hip injury, and it’s tough news for the Seahawks. They should have held out Harvin after the bye, but I’m not going to criticize them for being imprudent. Although I would have waited until December, I’ve followed this injury closely, and the Seahawks displayed more than enough prudency in the matter. I mean, Harvin was making quick progress, so the Seahawks could have even been justified for playing him a week or two earlier. They didn’t, but Harvin has still suffered a flare up. At this point, we can only hope that Harvin gets back on track in time for the playoffs, as the Seahawks spot in the playoffs is locked up.


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  • skeletony

    I am starting to think that Harvin may not ever really play in the NFL again. This has all the earmarks of a Terrel Davis situation where he will try and try to recover but every time he hits the field will cause another medical issue to flare up.

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      Yeah, it is scary when you put it that way, and all of these compounding injuries certainly don’t look good on paper. I remain optimistic that things will get righted for Harvin, but this definitely isn’t what the Seahawks had in mind when they shipped that lucrative package to Rick Spielman and the Vikes.