Percy Harvin, who was concussed in Saturday’s win over the New Orleans Saints, was not cleared to practice on Thursday, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) January 16, 2014
The news means that there is a very real possibility that Harvin will not be cleared in time to play in Sunday’s NFC title game against the San Francisco 49ers.
The Seahawks have already played the 49ers twice this season without Harvin, but the Seahawks would like to have his explosiveness on the field for Round 3.
There is still a chance he will be available to play, but the situation is looking more and more bleak for the 25-year old wide receiver.
It will be physicians that determine whether or not he is safe to play on Sunday and the Seahawks won’t know anything else until after Harvin finishes the league’s concussion protocol.
According to USA Today, Harvin still needs “to be cleared by Seahawks doctors and an independent neurologist” before he can consider taking the field against the 49ers.
“We don’t know anything,” Carroll said of Harvin’s availability, via Seahawks.com.
Harvin had three catches for 21 yards on Saturday against the Saints before leaving the game. That was the first time he had played since Nov. 17 as he recovered from a hip injury.
He has missed 15 of the 17 games the Seahawks have played this season.