Percy Harvin‘s trade to the Seattle Seahawks catapulted them to the top level of NFL teams. But now Harvin, the multi-talented receiver, has a hip injury that could require surgery.
Harvin is scheduled to get a second opinion on his hip injury next week, according to NFL sources. The first doctor he visited diagnosed a slight tear in the hip. Harvin will meet with Dr. Bryan Kelly in New York on Tuesday, as the player and team want a second opinion.
So, there is considerable concern about the seriousness of the injury to Harvin, who was acquired from Minnesota for three draft picks and guaranteed $25 million.
“Percy has a hip issue that he’s dealing with that came up over the summer,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “We’re trying to figure it out. We’re going to do everything we can to help him out, to make the right decision and take care of him in every way. He was working out just a week or so ago going full speed, but it was bothering him enough we took some looks at it and we’re going to try and figure out what the right procedures to take care of him and get him back out on the field.”
Harvin is on the physically unable to perform list for the preseason. If he is on it when the regular season starts, he would have to sit out the first six games of the regular season.
“We’re going to go ahead and do it step by step right now,” Carroll said. “I know he was working full speed just a few days ago but we need to take care of him.” Harvin finished his last season in Minnesota on injured reserve with an ankle injury that he suffered Nov. 4 in Seattle.