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.