After suffering a concussion in last Saturday’s divisional round playoff game versus the Saints, Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin has not yet been cleared to play for Sunday’s NFC Championship, per ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.
Saturday was only Harvin’s second game all season for the Seahawks after he had offseason hip surgery and then re-aggravated the hip in a Week 11 game against the Vikings. As we all know by now, he won’t suit up in a practice or game until he passes the league-mandated concussion tests. Harvin’s history of migraines makes his uncertain status for Sunday that much more cloudy.
Harvin left Saturday’s game in the second quarter after being hit by Saints cornerback Malcolm Jenkins. The hit came shortly after Harvin had returned to the game after passing—wait for it—a concussion test. On the game’s first series, Harvin was hit illegally by Saints safety Rafael Bush, but was able to return the the game just ten minutes later.
If he cannot pass the concussion test tomorrow, Harvin will officially be on the wrong side of questionable for Sunday’s game against the 49ers. The Seahawks can certainly win without Harvin on Sunday, but with top San Francisco corner Carlos Rogers expected to be back after missing two games, the Seattle could use the depth at wide receiver.