The Seattle Seahawks have always hoped that Percy Harvin would be ready to play for them in the playoffs, but it looks like the setback on his hip injury is just too much for him to recover from this season. After the Seahawks tried to bring Harvin back as slowly as possible from his offseason hip surgery, Harvin suffered a setback after his season debut against his former team, and he hasn’t been able to play since. Although he was never expected to play in the regular season, he was fully expected to re-join the team at some point in the postseason. However, it looks like any return for Harvin is not in the cards now.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that it is “looking like” the Seahawks will have to place Percy Harvin on the injured reserve, and he stated that it is “doubtful” that Harvin is healthy enough to play for the ‘Hawks “any time soon”. Based on the strength of this report, Harvin’s injury history, and his inability to get healthy, it does indeed look like Harvin’s year is over.
It’s a tough blow to the Seahawks offense and special teams, because Harvin is an electrifying playmaker who would have added another dimension to the offense. But this is by no means a crushing blow, because the Seahawks have done just fine without him. They have solid enough wideouts around star QB Russell Wilson, and they are a running team anyway. As long as Russell Okung and the offensive line can stay healthy and stable, then the Seahawks will remain Super Bowl favorites with a dominant defense and running game to boot. Harvin’s loss for the remainder of the season hurts (the fact that they paid so much for him financially and in draft picks makes it hurt even more), but the Seahawks have honestly suffered tougher losses on the injury front this season and moved by them. Heck, they only had Harvin for one game, and it’s not like he did all that much against a bad Vikings defense.