Bad news Seahawks’ fans, as reported by Percy Harvin on Twitter, the new acquired receiver will require surgery to fix a hip injury which will keep him sidelined for at least three or four months.
when everything is goin good sometimes life throw u a curve ball… sorry to half to report that my injury will require surgery…
— Percy Harvin (@Percy_Harvin) July 30, 2013
On that time table, he may not return to action until sometime in November which would be well into the season.
Harvin signed a five-year contract in the offseason to come over to Seattle from Minnesota. It’s a $67 million deal, for which the Seahawks sacrificed a first round draft pick this season, and a third round pick in 2014.
A healthy Harvin would have certainly boosted the passing attack for Seattle behind rising second-year quarterback Russell Wilson. The Seahawks had been on many analyst’s radars as Super Bowl contenders, with Harvin certainly playing a role in that. The dynamic playmaking ability out of the backfield and at the receiver position makes Harvin a nightmare for opposing defenses to match up with him.
According to reports, should Harvin start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, he wouldn’t be able to return to the field until at least Week 6 anyhow. In addition though, Harvin would have to return by Week 11 so as to not miss the entire season.
Week 11 will be a November 17th home game against Harvin’s former team, the Minnesota Vikings, ironically enough.