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.