One of the biggest stories of the offseason was the Minnesota Vikings trading Pro Bowl wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks for a first-round draft pick, and it looked like a move that could thrust the Seahawks into Super Bowl-favorites.
That is, until Harvin opened his first training camp in Seattle on the active/physically unable to perform list after telling the Seahawks he wasn’t comfortable practicing on the hip, which had given the dynamic receiver trouble since last month. It was later revealed Harvin suffered a tear in his hip labrum, and he decided yesterday to undergo surgery to repair it.
Harvin underwent successful surgery today, and the latest report suggests it went “very well” but that the team doesn’t have a timetable for his recovery.
Seattle already given Harvin a five-year contract extension that included $25.5 million in guarantees, so it’s no surprise that Harvin and the Seahawks wan to play it safe and not risk further damaging the hip to the point it becomes a career-threatening injury.
Harvin has played 54 of 64 regular-season games over four NFL seasons, while accounting for 3,985 combined rushing and receiving yards and scoring 29 touchdowns, including five on kick returns.
For the time being, Harvin will remain in New York for the next few weeks for the beginning of his rehab before returning to Seattle.