Percy Harvin To Have Hip Surgery

There’s still no official word from anyone with the team, but Percy Harvin took to twitter minutes ago to announce that he’s going to have surgery to repair the torn labrum in his hip.

There is still no official timetable on his return.

According to a couple of online resources about the nature of this type of injury, the recover is typically around 10-12 weeks. That timetable would put Harvin on the PUP list and have him return to game action around week 10 after a couple weeks of getting back into football shape once he is allowed to return to practice.

Of course, that assume fairly standard amount of damage and difficulty of the repair, and a normal recovery period. This type of thing could vary from anywhere from 8 weeks to as long as 6 months before he’s ready to play. We likely wont have a better idea of the timetable until after the procedure is completed.

Luckily, the Seahawks have considerable depth at WR this year. Harvin will be missed while he’s gone, but this doesn’t sink the Seahawks by any means. Keep in mind that the new PUP rules allow for a player to return as late as week 15. It is certainly possible that the Seahawks will have Harvin on the field before the end of the season.

I’ll post more if any additional details come in.

Update: Percy Will have the surgery on Thursday. Recovery is expected to be “3-4 months” which is a little longer than I suggested above. We can expect him to be placed on the PUP list, and be back after the bye week. 

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  • RYAN

    This is great! 67 million and hasn’t taken a snap

    • 12thMan_Rising

      it’s only 25. never look at the full number on NFL contract, but that’s beside the point.

      The timing sucks, but he’ll be back, and he’ll still be among the best players in the NFL when he comes back.

  • bobk333

    That is why I was critical of the Percy Harvin trade and signing. Too many eggs in one basket for a player who has a history of being a flake.

    I don’t know why the Seahawks gave him such a large salary guarantee against injuries when he has had a history of injuries, illness and headaches throughout his high school, college and pro career (although he only missed 3 games his first 3 seasons with the Vikings) and who always put himself ahead of his team.

    Sometimes I wonder if John Idzik, now the GM for the Jets, was the voice of reason and caution for the Seahawks front office.

    I have done a little research on labrum surgery and 10-12 weeks is optimistic. It is often 3-4 months, with discomfort for 6 months. I don’t think Percy Harvin is the type who will fight through pain to accelerate his rehabilitation.

    I give it a less than 50 percent chance that Harvin will do anything useful – anything better than the other receivers they have – this season. I also fear that the Seahawks might have bought a lemon, an expensive, but poorly built Jaguar or Land Rover, that will constantly be in the repair shop for expensive fixes.

    Luckily, the Seahawks will be *great* this year without him. The offense should still be the best in the league and I am confident that Quinn and Carroll will shore up the defense which was alarmingly porous against the run last season. If Harvin is a lemon, however, this will be a huge blow the following years, as they lose the rookie discounts on all their young stars.

    It will be sickening the next two seasons to see all the salary cap casualties the Seahawks won’t be able to keep because of the space the Harvin money is taking up. Golden Tate? Doug Baldwin? Walter Thurmond? KJ Wright? Brandon Browner? Red Bryant? Maybe even Marshawn Lynch or Richard Sherman (the Jets thought they would never lose Darrelle Revis.)

    I don’t know why Schneider and Carroll chose to give such a big chunk of their money to an outsider with a sketchy record instead of all the tremendous talent that was developed within the organization.

    It would be a shame to lose Golden Tate, someone from within the organization who has improved tremendously, who might have broken through to the upper echolon and might be a star, who is as tough as nails, who is a pro’s pro who is always dependable and never misses anything, who has a good chance of having a better career than Harvin, who we could have signed already for significantly much less than half of what we gave Harvin.

    As I have said in the past: the Seahawks did not need Percy Harvin because their offense is great without him. They did not need to take that risk.


    • 12thMan_Rising

      There’s merit to that. There are some parts I don’t agree with, but the overall message is sounds.

      Mostly though, you are way overselling Tate. The game tape isn’t very nice to him. He’s a decent player, but his stats have much more to do with Wilson’s ability to extend that play than Tate. He should continue to improve, but he’ll never be the potential game-changing player that Harvin is.

      Other than that, I can’t and wont argue with your points. no reason to.