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30 Jul 2013

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.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 30 Jul 2013

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


by Will Allen :: Tue, 07/30/2013 - 9:16pm

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.

by Bill (not verified) :: Tue, 07/30/2013 - 9:19pm

I think most of us (fans) would have wondered at the contract all by itself, much less contract plus draft picks.

Then again, I think most of us fans would have been very interested to see a healthy Harvin in a playoff game or multi-game run.

by Will Allen :: Tue, 07/30/2013 - 9:29pm

Just watching the guy return kickoffs is tremendous entertainment. It really is a loss for NFL fans.

by Noah Arkadia :: Wed, 07/31/2013 - 10:15am

The interesting thing is that Seattle doctors said he could play like this.

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by Will Allen :: Wed, 07/31/2013 - 10:49am

The history of NFL team doctors failing to look out for the interests of the actual patient is so long that I rarely give what they say any credence.

by RoninX (not verified) :: Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:18am

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).

by Theo :: Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:42pm

He maybe even could. (with painkillers and a bucket of ice afterwards and surgery after the season).

Your (or any) sig is so pointless, you might as well spare us from it.

by Noah Arkadia :: Wed, 07/31/2013 - 2:03pm

Sorry about that, but I think they're fun.

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