Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin didn’t last more than a game before suffering a setback on his hip injury, and it’s a frustrating situation for the Seahawks for multiple reasons. Firstly, the Seahawks paid a king’s ransom for Harvin in the offseason, and, secondly, Pete Carroll and the Seahawks organization did everything they could do move Harvin along slowly in his recovery. It’s an unfortunate situation for everyone involved, but it sadly leads to more concerns regarding Harvin’s ability to stay healthy.
The Seahawks are just hoping that Harvin can be health and effective when they truly need him, which will be in the playoffs as the Seahawks look poised for a big Super Bowl run. The crazy thing is that the Seahawks are so deep and talented that they don’t actually need Harvin, but his presence and playmaking ability will greatly help them against other elite opponents like the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers.
According to 710 ESPN Seattle’s Liz Mathews, the Seahawks have ruled Percy Harvin out for tomorrow’s game against the New York Giants after not practicing all week, and it would also be a shock for him to play against the Arizona Cardinals next week. At this point, I fully expect Harvin to be rested until the postseason, especially since the Seahawks know that they have to take things as cautiously as possible with Harvin’s injury. And, well, they don’t need him until the playoffs, especially since they can easily beat the St. Louis Rams and Giants (they can also beat the Cards without him, just not “easily”) without him.
Tight end Zach Miller has made timely plays this season, and that’s all the Seahawks can ask out of their starting tight end. After missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday due to a rib injury, Miller was able to return to practice yesterday and is only listed probable on the team’s injury report. This means that Miller is fully expected to play tomorrow, and Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed that Miller will play.