New Seahawk WR Percy Harvin likely needs hip surgery
Harvin experienced a tear in his hip labrum while working out on his own during the offseason, and head coach Pete Carroll said Thursday that the tear may require surgery. Harvin will get a second opinion on the injury next week, but surgery currently appears to be the most likely scenario.
The surgery will not hold Harvin out as long as, let's say, Alex Rodriguez's hip surgery has sidelined him, but Harvin will miss some regular season action if he does undergo surgery. If Harvin is sidelined, the Seahawks will roll with Sidney Rice, Golden Tate, and Doug Baldwin as their top three receivers. As far as playing time and targets, Tate will likely benefit the most from Harvin's absence.
Harvin was on a torrid pace during the first half of the 2012 season, as he had 62 catches, 677 receiving yards, 96 rushing yards, and five total touchdowns through nine games. Unfortunately, his season was cut short thanks to an ankle injury. His career highs are 87 catches, 967 receiving yards, 345 rushing yards, 1,312 yards from scrimmage, and nine total touchdowns - all of those highs came in 2011.
Many people were excited to see how Harvin would fit in with electrifying young quarterback Russell Wilson in Seattle, but it now appears we'll have to wait a while before we get to see the two playmakers on the field together.