Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin missed last night’s game against the New Orleans Saints, but the Seahawks certainly didn’t miss a beat as they asserted their dominance and shredded the Saints at CenturyLink with fierce talons in a 34-7 victory. Harvin made his Seahawks debut against his old team prior to the bye week, and the Seahawks wisely limited him in a one-catch day. Throughout the season, Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks have done nothing but ensure that Harvin was brought along slowly, and yet he still suffered a setback on his hip injury last week. Harvin did not practice at all, was listed doubtful, was never expected to play, and he was thus held out.
It’s been a frustrating reoccurrence of injuries for Harvin throughout his career, and it’s happened again just when it seemed like Harvin was clearly over his injury woes. Anyone trying to blame the Seahawks for imprudency would be doing so out of foolishness, because it’s clear that the Seahawks played their cards right. But for whatever reason, Harvin’s hip just keeps flaring up.
According to 710 ESPN’s Liz Mathews, Carroll told the Seattle radio station that Percy Harvin “had a little procedure” last week, but he did make sure to add that Harvin “feels good this morning”.
Harvin’s injury is definitely a volatile situation, and it will be interesting to see if he’s able to play in this week’s huge rivalry game against the San Francisco 49ers, who have received a massive boost by getting No. 1 WR Michael Crabtree back. Harvin is a talented player, but the Seahawks could still defeat the Niners without him, especially due to rising receivers Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, and Jermaine Kearse. Hopefully Harvin plays, but the biggest “crossed fingers” is focused on Harvin’s ability to stay healthy throughout the year, which is definitely questionable at best.