Percy Harvin Will Have Hip Surgery

So much for that great addition the Seahawks made this offseason. The details don't seem to be quite clear, but Percy Harvin has tweeted that he's having surgery on the torn labrum in his hip. He'll be out for at least half the season, possibly more. Sidney Rice is also having some sort of knee problem that has him going to Switzerland for treatment, but the Seahawks claim he will be ready not just for the start of the regular season but for the start of the preseason.

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8 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2013, 2:03pm

1 Re: Percy Harvin Will Have Hip Surgery

As a Vikings fan, there isn't any satisfaction in Harvin missing games, but I'm not surprised in the least that the Vikings, at least initially, have decisively gotten the better of this trade. Harvin hasn't missed that many games as a professional, but staying on the practice field was always a challenge, which isn't a good sign in a young guy.

Sometimes young players can turn this trend around; Robert Smith is a good example. I'll be surprised if either Harvin or Rice do so.

(edit) Also, I'm also very happy when any NFL payer gets paid prior to the injury demon striking, regardless of which team takes the cap hit. Good for Harvin.

6 Re: Percy Harvin Will Have Hip Surgery

Could and should are often miles apart, but I agree with Will assessment of NFL doctors and am not surprised (though I am disappointed) with the Seahawks diagnosis. The "don't practice and hope it gets better" approach is at best dicey, at worst career ruining. As a Seahawk fan I'm still hoping to see Harvin healthy this year, all the "out for the season" talk is based on over analysis of his two tweets rather than the most likely medical scenarios (without specific info) which are 3-4 months (unless something concrete has been released this morning).