Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin hasn’t had the return he was looking for this season, and it’s been a disappointing start to his Seahawks career for Harvin, who has suffered yet another setback on the serious hip injury he suffered during the offseason. Harvin was making quick progress earlier this season, but the Seahawks wisely stayed the course and held off on bring back Harvin until a Week 11 reunion match against the Minnesota Vikings before the bye week. The Seahawks limited him in that game as he caught just one pass, and they did a great job of bringing back Harvin slowly.
And yet, the injury-prone wide receiver suffered a setback and hasn’t played since, and he was never expected to play in this week’s big game against the San Francisco 49ers either. It seems like Harvin is just dealing with some more bad luck, but he’s been unlucky throughout his career with injuries. Nobody can blame the Seahawks, since they handled it perfectly. All the Seahawks can do now is hope that Harvin can come back 100% for the playoffs, since the Seahawks have no trouble getting a bye secured without him. I mean, they could even win the Super Bowl without him, though having the playmaking wideout is obviously preferable.
CBS Sports’s Jason La Canfora reports that while Harvin will miss today’s game against the 49ers, he “remains on” track to play at some point later on this season. The Seahawks are hoping that Harvin will be back for a deep playoff run, and they believe that he will be able to return to help the team in the postseason. That’s definitely a likely and realistic explanation, and Harvin would add yet another wrinkle to this deep, immensely talented Seahawks squad.