Last week during the first wild card game of the first day of the playoff weekend, a major offensive player was injured on his team’s first drive of the game. The Kansas City Chiefs lost Jamaal Charles on their first drive of the playoffs and a similar situation is playing out in Seattle for the Seahawks.
One the Seahawks first drive of the game, Percy Harvin went on a deep route on third down and while he dropped the ball, he took violent hit to the head and neck area that sent him straight to the ground and immediately to the sideline to get checked out.
Harvin has already missed all but one game for the Seahawks this season and is playing just his second game since being traded from the Vikings to the Seahawks this summer. The last thing the Seahawks wanted happening was Harvin getting injured but that appears to be the case almost straight out of the gate.
There’s nothing saying Harvin won’t return, but the fact that he left the field and headed to the locker room after the hit seems to suggest his return might have been very short lived.
The hit was pretty violent, but given the two separate near-fights we had in pregame, this chippy nature of this game is only getting a started with that hit on Percy Harvin.