Jan 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) is helped off the field by medical staff members against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

NFC Championship Game 2014: Percy Harvin may miss game with concussion


The Seattle Seahawks walked away with an impressive, albeit nail-biting, win over the New Orleans Saints on Saturday to advance to the NFC Championship Game, but the win came at a price. While Percy Harvin made his return to the team and played more than just a few downs, he took some vicious hits and wound up leaving before halftime with a concussion.

Seattle won the game, but their NFC Championship plans may not involve Harvin as the receiver must now pass the league’s concussion test before he can return which is easier said than done.

Harvin took two monstrous shots on Saturday, one saw Saints safety Rafael Bush throw a shoulder into Harvin’s head and neck area while another shot saw Harvin slam his head into the cold Seattle turf.

After the game, head coach Pete Carroll said he hopes Harvin can play, but the Seahawks are likely best off planning without him. The long term future with Harvin is still in play here, and as we saw on Saturday and saw all season long, the Seahawks don’t need him right now in order to win.

Harvin will be evaluated later next week and his status should be considered questionable at best moving forward.

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  • Alexander Redford

    most players come back the week after, they have an 8 day week too

    • kaepergorebowillis

      Most players don’t return to the game after taking a monstrous hit to end up taking a second equally monstrous hit. You never like seeing guys go out like that, wish him the best. But if you think an extra day will help with his recovery from a concussion like that, you don’t watch much football

  • Ted Nelson

    When Harvin took the illegal hit, it is said the Saints were cheering and congratulating each other. If there was a planned intent to cause harm on him, I think that is assault. It is a crime. The only way to get that type of thing out of football, and protect all the players, is to prosecute. Games, like football, are not a forum in which laws can be broken at will. If there was intent to harm, it is a criminal action.