May 20, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) participates in organized team activities at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Percy Harvin Opts for Surgery. Could miss much of 2013 NFL Season




One of the biggest stories of the offseason was the Minnesota Vikings trying to move on from disgruntled wide receiver Percy Harvin after the story of the reported feud with head coach Leslie Frazier that caused the Vikings to decide it was time to move on and cut their losses.

Eventually, they were able to ship him to the Seattle Seahawks for a first-round draft pick, and it looked like a good deal for both sides.

That is until Harvin opened his first training camp in Seattle on the active/physically unable to perform list after telling the Seahawks he wasn’t comfortable practicing on the hip, which had given the dynamic receiver trouble since last month. There are reports that Harvin injured his labrum, although the team has not identified the exact nature of the injury.

Now, it appears he will miss a significant amount of the 2013 NFL Season with what’s believed to be a tear in his hip labrum:

It’s being reported this surgery could knock him our for most, if not all of this season.
The Seahawks have already given Harvin a five-year contract extension that included $25.5 million in guarantees.

Harvin has played 54 of 64 regular-season games over four NFL seasons, while accounting for 3,985 combined rushing and receiving yards and scoring 29 touchdowns, including five on kick returns.

Hopefully, Harvin will be able to make it back in time for the playoffs, as the Seahawks should still be able to at least make it to the postseason without him.


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