Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin suffered yet another hip “flair up” following the Week 12 bye, and he has been unable to play in each of the past two games. Harvin isn’t going to be out for the season and the Seahawks seem confident that he will be back in time for the playoffs, but it’s concerning to see that Harvin was only able to play in one game before aggravating his hip injury.
The Seahawks did a nice job of bringing Harvin along slowly, and he made his debut in Week 11 against his former team. He was limited by the ‘Hawks against the Minnesota Vikings and came away with just one reception, but it was a very encouraging debut for him. However, the Seahawks patient strategy didn’t pan out, and Harvin continues to add to his reputation of being an injury-prone player.
His status for this week’s game against the New York Giants is uncertain, but my guess is that he won’t be back this week. He might be able to play in the Week 16 and 17 division rivalry games against the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams respectively, but my gut feeling is that we won’t see Harvin back until the playoffs. The Seahawks are more inclined to play things conservatively with Harvin’s injuries, especially since they know that he is a key piece for the team in the playoffs as they head for a Super Bowl run.
According to ESPN NFL Nation’s Terry Blount, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll stated that Percy Harvin is currently “day-to-day” and is still sore, so we’ll see if he can practice tomorrow and play this week.