Sources close the Seattle Seahawks believe that new acquisition Percy Harvin will not need hip surgery, or else he may not play for them in 2013.
USA Today Sports reports that multiple sources believe the surgery “won’t be necessary,” giving Harvin the green light to play this season. The wide receiver was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list on Thursday.
The concern is Harvin might have a partially torn labrum, but two people familiar with the injury told USA TODAY Sports the Seahawks are hopeful surgery — and the lengthy recovery that follows — won’t be necessary, pending another MRI. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because injury details were to remain private.
Pete Carroll was quoted in saying that if Harvin did have to undergo surgery to repair his hip, “he’s not going to play for the season.”
“We’re going to wait it out and make sure we know what’s going on,” Carroll said. “He was running full-speed a week ago. He was fine. He’s not far away from being back out there. But we need to know the (seriousness) of the injury. And we’ll know that in time.”
Harvin played his first four seasons in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings before heading to the Seahawks this past offseason. He suffered multiple migraines in college and with the Vikings that forced him to miss games, but he believes those are behind him now.