Posted July 31, 2013

Seahawks WR Percy Harvin says injured hip will require surgery

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Seahawks wideout Percy Harvin says his injured hip will required surgery. (AP Photo)

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin said via Twitter that his injured hip will require surgery. (AP Photo)

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin said Tuesday night via Twitter that his hip injury will require surgery, and he could return to the field in three to four months.

The team announced that Harvin will have surgery on Thursday.

Harvin went to New York on Tuesday to meet with a hip specialist. Seahawks doctors had said that they believed the injury was not season-threatening, but Harvin exercised his right to seek a second opinion. The team had originally placed him on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp.

Seattle traded for Harvin in March and quickly signed him to a six-year, $67 million contract. The Seahawks sent a first-round and a seventh-round pick in the 2013 draft and a third-round pick in the 2014 draft to the Minnesota Vikings for Harvin.

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He finished last season on injured reserve with an ankle injury that he suffered Nov. 4.  In four NFL seasons, Harvin has caught 280 passes in 54 games for 3,302 yards and 20 touchdowns.


49 comments
melhex1
melhex1

Seachicken fans said they had the best draft this year how are those first round picks paying off for you now?

Guille
Guille

It is good to see that he is using that fine University of Fla. education.  "sorry to HALF to report"...sorry it is.

wmakeit
wmakeit

So only half his hip needs surgery?  The boy needs to go back to second grade and learn english

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

So, where are all the seahawk fans crowing about how great he will make them?

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

49ers signing Q > Seahawks signing Harvin. Fact. 

meats29
meats29

lol half

I half to go get some beer before havetime of the game

RussBond
RussBond

Methinks the Vikings trading him is looking better all the time.  Don't worry Seattle, he will be back by November to poison your locker room.


Clive
Clive

Somewhere in the Vikings offices many sighs of relief are being heard...

matt37
matt37

He's been a bit of a cancer since his college days.  Add in is injury history and I'm glad the 49ers didn't pull a dumb move like this....

maizeniam
maizeniam

Wonder when the Seahawks will stop thinking ex-Vikings are going to stay healthy and play better for them...quite the long line of suckness. Maybe Winfield will break the streak...

HowieLee
HowieLee

Percy unfortunately has had numerous injuries since his freshman year at Florida. He is injury prone, and it will more than likely shorten a very talented players career.

radioactivez0r
radioactivez0r

Man this trade is starting to look OK after all from a Vikings' fan perspective.

6marK6
6marK6

They gave up way too much for him at the time and now it looks even worse.

melhex1
melhex1

Hawk fans were crowning when they signed percy now look...lol

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

I know Vikings fans knew he was going to opt for surgery.  I saw this coming. He is going to get paid either way and so he would rather sit than play through it.  He couldn't care less about the team all he cares about is himself. If and when he does come back later this season he is going to get another injury pretty quickly and sit out the rest of the year collecting his money. 

mystafugee
mystafugee

@maizeniam agreed, one historically sh-tty franchise signing players off another historically sh-tty franchise.  

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

@6marK6 I always find it funny when you point out things as they happen and then when what you pointed out turns out to be the case, people respond with "well in hindsight that is obvious".  lol

I have no idea how it was not obvious that this was a dumb trade and even dumber contract. 

GIChamp
GIChamp

@melhex1 You act like that's some big "gotcha." Of course Seahawks fans are frustrated... Anyone would be

mystafugee
mystafugee

@randomdeletion So what if he opts for surgery?  Are you saying he should risk the rest of his career for some regular season games?  Easy for you to say, it's not YOUR career.  

ejfefs
ejfefs

@mystafugee @matt37 

Vikings wouldn't let him back on the team last year.  Leslie is regarded as a players coach and even he didn't want to deal with his shenanigans.  

gmag39
gmag39

@mystafugee ... calling the Vikings a 'historically sh-tty franchise'  is indicative of either ignorance of the facts or that you have a major bias... or both.  

melhex1
melhex1

@GIChamp @melhex1 Hawk fans were crowning the team back in April claiming to be the best with all the 42 13 chants. Hawks will win the Superbowl chants. When they signed percy it intensified even more. Every other fan from different teams rams, cardinals, niners didn't say anything about there teams are better than anybody. At some point as a fan you have to act like your team been there before..

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

@mystafugee There would have been no risk to his career.  It would have hurt and he would have been somewhat limited, but the Seahawks doctors said he could have played through it and other players have played through the same thing.  He doesn't care.  He is getting PAID and that is all that mattered to him.

matt37
matt37

@mystafugee @ejfefs @matt37 Yeah, that's it.  It's Frazier's fault.  Funny, no one else in Minnesota has a problem with Frazier.  Harvin was a problem in college too. 

fmfrijoles
fmfrijoles

@gmag39 @mystafugee NO SUPER BOWL WINS = NO SUPER BOWLS RINGS.....sorry the Fran Tarkenton era is waaay over....

 The greatest choke moment still has to be the one of the highest scoring offenses of all time losing to the Falcons and not going to the Super Bowl.

matt37
matt37

@melhex1 @GIChamp I'd be very excited if I was a Seahawks fan.  But let's relax....Seattle has never won ANYTHING.  In fact, in 100+ combined professional sports seasons they've won ONE championship.  Sloooooooooow down Seahawk fans.

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

@mystafugee They can't "opt out" of the guarantee.  Are you really that clueless?  If he never plays again due to injury he is paid the entire guarantee and the Seahawks recoup their money via the insurance they have on guaranteed money.  

I never said he is the only one that cares about money.  I said he only cares about himself.  He is not the kind of teammate or player that is good for a winning team.  He will look out for himself and screw the team he couldn't care less.  I never said anything about loyalty either.  Are you paying attention?  What in the heck are you even talking about?  

DUH!  Everyone knows they can be cut tomorrow and sans any guarantee money they get squat.  The BEST way too look out for oneself in an NFL career is be a great player that actually PLAYS.  Then you hit the jackpot.  Somehow he hit the jackpot even with the concerns about him actually playing.  Hence, the Seahawks were idiots.  The Vikings saw the writing on the wall and got rid of him.  

mystafugee
mystafugee

@randomdeletion @mystafugee Bottom line: you're very naive to think Harvin is alone in caring about money.  Basically every player is like that.  Secondly, loyalty is not a two-way street in the NFL, it's why most players aren't sentimental. Just ask Peyton Manning about loyalty.  

mystafugee
mystafugee

@randomdeletion @mystafugee No, they're not honoring his contract.  It's their right to opt out but you see why players do not and should not show any loyalty.  

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

@mystafugee  Yes I did.  He would get all $25 MILLION of the guaranteed money.  That is how it works.  He knows that.  You don't know that?  Really? 

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

@mystafugee  Oh lord... can't even discuss something sensibly eh?  My team has players that take care of themselves and get paid.  The team players not only try and play through things when they can for themselves but also for their teammates and team.  The contract they signed with him is for 6 years and way more money than he is worth.  If he didn't play another game because of injury he gets all of the guaranteed money.  All of it.  

mystafugee
mystafugee

@randomdeletion @mystafugee and answer this: if Harvin went out there and broke his neck and could never play again, are the Seahawks going to honor the rest of his contract?

mystafugee
mystafugee

@randomdeletion @mystafugee You don't want a guy on your team who makes sure to get paid and take care of himself?  Then I guess you won't have anyone on your team.  Even if you had anyone they'd be lacking in self-dignity and worth.  As for the Seahawks long term investment, oh please, this is today's NFL, unless it's a QB there are no long-term investments.  

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

@mystafugee Your suggestion that the Seahawks would risk their long term investment in this guy to have him play through it is ludicrous.  You are way over stating what he is dealing with.  It is minor.  Oh but fine and dandy, he can just make sure he gets paid and take care of himself.  I just know I don't want a guy like this on my team.  

mystafugee
mystafugee

@randomdeletion @mystafugee besides, teams don't show loyalty to players so why should a player risk his health for that team.  Heck, as Minnesota found out, teams aren't even loyal to their city.  

mystafugee
mystafugee

@randomdeletion @mystafugee ...and you trust those doctors?  What is their primary concern?  Getting him back on the field as fast as possible.  So what if he cares about getting paid, do you work for free?  

slff4242
slff4242

@mystafugee @Mike26 @SteveRowFla   Based on what? Where have you been man?  Have you any idea what kind of pain in the posterior this man was to the Vikings?  A man of this talent gets traded away from a team its not because they just decided to do it.  He sat out the last eight games of the year, half a season, in the middle of a playoff run with an ankle injury that by all accounts was a three week injury at most.  He spent no time during that time with his teammates, demanded a trade or bitched about his money everytime he woke up in a bad mood, screams at coaches on the sidelines, couldn't get along with one of the nicest, player friendly head coaches in the league and thats not even all of it.  Now he goes against his new team's recommendations and goes out to have surgery so he can sit on his a** another year and not be out there to help his team.  So, what else would you like to have to place a prima donna tag on this guy.  You really should check out  some things before you make comments like this.