Posted July 25, 2013

Reports: Seahawks WR Percy Harvin has ‘slight tear’ in labrum, could require surgery

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The Seahawks traded for Percy Harvin in March and quickly signed him to a six-year, $67 million contract. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

The Seahawks traded for Percy Harvin in March and signed him to a six-year, $67 million contract. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

The Seahawks’ biggest off-season move designed to get them over the NFC Championship hump to their first Super Bowl in eight years is starting to look a bit shaky. The team announced receiver Percy Harvin — obtained via a trade with the Vikings in March — will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports Harvin has suffered a “slight tear” in the labrum that could require surgery. Harvin will seek a second opinion early next week. ProFootballTalk confirms Harvin’s tear — spotted on an MRI performed Thursday — and the possibility of surgery.

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The Seahawks placed a high value on adding Harvin’s speed and open-field threat to their offense, surrendering multiple draft picks to the Vikings and quickly signing him to a six-year deal worth $67 million.

The team has been happy with Harvin’s work in minicamps. After being sidelined in the second half of last season with an ankle injury, bringing a history of migraines to Seattle and passing the team’s trade physical, Harvin did not appear slowed until this week.

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30 comments
lfreedberg1
lfreedberg1

There is a labrum in hip and in shoulder. They would be entirely different in significance for a wr. Hip would be far worse. This really is lousy reporting.

gooniegoogoo4
gooniegoogoo4

A blow to the Seahawks if the injury is a season ender........no matter how you look at it. A loss of a huge amount of guaranteed money, a loss of a # of draft picks, and a loss of what they perceived as a key offensive weapon.

Sure Pete Carroll will juice some player up to attempt to take his place but it is still a loss.

rskins09
rskins09

P.Harvin ...Great talent but another thug from Florida U ...Urban Mayer sure know how to pick'em when he was head coach ..When Harvin wants to play he's one of the best players in the NFL ..Awesome .. He'll probably overstay his welcome in Seattle within two years ..Harvin could run through a car wash without getting wet .....Headaches in Minn. ? -- ain't buying it ....   

maizeniam
maizeniam

Hah, first Nate Burleson, then Sidney Rice, and now Harvin. Seattle needs to stop overpaying for ex-Viking gimp receivers. Oh yeah, thanks for Steve Hutchinson again...

mystafugee
mystafugee

The guy is like a walking ad for health care providers

Aguilas
Aguilas

I'm sure he was doping and cheating like the rest of the Seachickens.  If they're not juicing they're doping. Season results:  49ers, Rams, Cardinals 'n Seachickens.   Chiefs, Broncos, Raiders then Chargers.  Ginas, Eagles, DeadSkins, Cowgirls.  Falcons, Saints, Panthers and who cares,  Cheaters, Dolphins, who cares Texans, Colts, who cares,  Bears, Packers, Vikings, Lions.

KeysSteven
KeysSteven

And it begins...or ends, or, as Sir Winston Churchill said after El Alamein: "This is not the end.  This is not even the BEGINNING, of the end.  But this is the end, of the beginning."  It'll be okay, Pete.

I figured, after what went down at the "LeBron" blurb, summr-skool message board today, some higher-thinking might be order, or not (?), SI.com-SVP.  

geoffdm
geoffdm

It is his hip. This is bad reporting

NY NBK Far Superior
NY NBK Far Superior

lol Sehawks, Vikings finally realized Harvin is an injury prone whiny ____ and let him go.

MikloOwl
MikloOwl

I figured it would take the first sign of adversity before Harvin began to miss games due to "headaches" and such, but this was unexpected. Will miss his talent in MN but his personality was too much like Moss and that's poison for a young squad, best of luck in Seattle but I figure him and Carroll will be at odds by year's end.

KeysSteven
KeysSteven

@LeilaniHernandez Vikes (0-4) wouldn't laugh at a fellow frustrated franchise like Seattle (0-1).  They'll take everything but the 'shirts off their backs' in trades & play, but "laughing," not bloody likely.

gooniegoogoo4
gooniegoogoo4

@Aguilas Why are the Cardinals Chiefs Raiders and Chargers ranked so high??? Must be a West Coast fan....lol.

JoeCabot
JoeCabot

@geoffdm Gee, maybe they are referring to the labrum in the hip.   After all there is one.  Really.  Look it up doc.

gooniegoogoo4
gooniegoogoo4

@MikloOwl Harvin has an overinflated ego....the fact his original contract demands were for Fitzgerald and Megatron money show how delusional he is. I am sure the Vikings are glad to be rid of him as they eye their 3 1st round draft picks in camp this summer.

rskins09
rskins09

@MikloOwl      Harvin : unbelievable talent  but another thug from Florida ...Myer sure did know how to pick'em ..And the press used to critisize all the thugs from Miami Univ. .. I wasn't buying the constant headaches  a couple years back from Harvin ..Was he going thru menapause or what  ? ? 

gooniegoogoo4
gooniegoogoo4

@KeysSteven @LeilaniHernandez Looking at what the Vikings drafted with the added ammunition of Seattle's picks......I think they definitely came out ahead on this trade.


Harvin literally and figuratively a headache to the Minnesota Vikings.....now that has carried over to the Seadderall Seahawks.

JosephLoudon
JosephLoudon

@JoeCabot @geoffdmGee, like maybe a reporter and a news site like si.com ought to provide enough information so the reader doesn't have to go elsewhere to get the whole story.

It's not like this a printed piece, with limited space. Make the post as long as it needs to be to tell a complete story.

What exactly does the labrum -- in the hip -- do? How long will the recovery be, with or without surgery? How did this injury happen? What other players have suffered it, and what did their recovery entail?

For crying out loud, this reporter's being paid to report. REPORT.


rskins09
rskins09

@JoeCabot @geoffdm     I did ..vis google ..Showed labrum in rotator cuff- in shoulder .

 Might be two though or more ...

JoeCabot
JoeCabot

@JosephLoudon The guy is not a doctor.  He is a sports reporter.   His job is not to teach you everything about life.   Oh, and if you have not noticed, professional athletes and teams tend to be rather secretive about injuries.   Maybe there is nothing else to report at this time.  But, by all means, if you can do better, go ahead.  Let us know where you will be reporting your stories and I am sure we will all be there.