Percy Harvin had only played in one game for the Seattle Seahawks this season since he was acquired in an offseason trade from the Minnesota Vikings but he made his highly-anticipated return to the lineup vs. the New Orleans Saints and got a rude welcome by the Saints defense.
Harvin was targeted on a third-and-11 along the left sideline where Rafael Bush hit Harvin in the neck/head region with his shoulder and drew a flag.
Harvin looked visibly dazed and lost his mouthpiece on the hit and it would not have come as a surprise if that was the last we will see of Harvin today. But it won’t be.
Percy Harvin is back on the sideline and just had his helmet returned. Looks like he’s going back in.
— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) January 11, 2014
Some players like to say they want to take a shot right away when they are coming back from an injury to shake the cobwebs and knock the rust off, but I will go out on a limb and say Harvin disagrees with that sentiment.
This obviously is a great sign for the Seahawks and Harvin to get their electric playmaker (when healthy) who lead the Saints 3-0 10 minutes into the first quarter.
You have to wonder if the shot he took early will have Harvin exhibiting ‘alligator arms’ later in the game.