Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin has been slow to heal from a hip injury, and the setback he suffered following his 2013 debut against the Minnesota Vikings could have caused him to miss the rest of the season. He wasn’t initially expected to be placed on the injured reserve, but it was reported last week by the NFL Network that Harvin would likely end up missing the rest of the season. However, he had such a great workout earlier this week with quarterback Russell Wilson that the Seahawks and head coach Pete Carroll have since changed their tune. Now, it looks like Harvin will indeed be able to play in the Seahawks first playoff game.
The Super Bowl favorites obviously have a playoff bye, so Harvin has that initial week of rest (though he would never have played in the Wild Card round regardless) before facing off against the Seahawks divisional round foe. According to 710 ESPN Seattle’s Liz Mathews, Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson stated that he believes Harvin is “ready to go” for the team’s next game. Wilson has been the one throwing passes to Harvin, so he’d know as well as anyone other than Harvin himself.
While the Seahawks are so deep and talented that they can most definitely win it all without Harvin, beating the likes of the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos is much easier with a talented playmaker like Harvin, whose special teams ability is also invaluable.