We have wondered all season what the Seattle Seahawks would look like with Percy Harvin in their lineup. With the NFC championship this coming Sunday and Harvin’s status in doubt once again because of injury, we might be left waiting until next year to fully know the answer.
On Monday Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that it’s still ‘too early to know’ if Harvin will be able to play after a concussion knocked him out of Saturday’s victory over the New Orleans Saints:
Per a league source, Harvin engaged in baseline testing on Monday, which involves comparing his current cognitive abilities to prior measurements taken at a time when he was not concussed. He’ll have to be cleared by an independent neurologist both to practice and then separately to play…
…Harvin has an extra day, given that the Seahawks played on Saturday. While those who know him would be very surprised if Harvin doesn’t play, the decision is and will remain out of his control.
For my part, I had to re-read that last sentence to make sure I got it right. I figured it would be a surprise if he did play, but apparently it’s the other way around.
As for Harvin’s troublesome hip, head coach Pete Carroll says that’s not a factor for the wide receiver at this point:
“He came out very well…Yeah we’re way ahead of the game on that one.”
The Seahawks’ offense sputtered near the end of the season, so the presence of Harvin could make a big difference as they try to break through against the stingy San Francisco 49ers defense.