Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin was initially expected to return at some point in the playoffs after aggravating his hip injury, and it was thought that the Seahakws were simply giving Harvin some more rest by not playing him for the remainder of the regular season. His status for the playoffs was never in much doubt, and it looked like the Seahawks were just going to give the oft-injured wide receiver’s hip more time to heal up and bring him back slowly.
But then it was reported on Sunday by the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that Harvin’s hip injury was so slow to heal over the week that the Seahawks would just give up and place him on the injured reserve.
That’s not the case anymore. The Seahawks decided to work out the talented wideout yesterday, and they are expecting him to practice on Thursday. The ‘Hawks bye week will help give Harvin some more time to rest, but it seems like he could play in their divisional round game against a TBD opponent.
ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that Percy Harvin looked so good at yesterday’s workout that he will avoid the injured reserve, and Werder was told by sources that Harvin looked “amazing” yesterday. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll also seems more optimistic that Harvin can play, and there seems to be a better chance of him playing in the divisional round game than hitting the IR.
Harvin is scheduled to practice on Thursday, and Seahawks fans can only hope that his hip continues to hold up. The Seahawks can win the Super Bowl without him and have been the best team in the NFL this year without him, but their chances only go up with a weapon of Harvin’s caliber.