Seahawks WR Percy Harvin will miss the Seahawks game Sunday in San Francisco. It wasn’t a surprise, given the skepticism earlier in the week, but coach Pete Carroll confirmed Friday morning to KIRO-FM radio that Harvin, who had hip surgery Aug. 1, is a no-go.
“Percy’s not going to make this one,” he said, “but we’re hoping that maybe next week is his week, and we’ll see how that goes.”
Harvin didn’t practice Wednesday and Thursday. He missed Seattle’s first 10 games, then played against his old Minnesota Vikings teammates in Week 11. Despite having a bye week to recuperate, he couldn’t make Monday night’s game because of continued discomfort.
The Seahawks invested three draft choices and a guaranteed $26 million in a trade for Harvin in March. Once surgery was completed, the Seahawks have been conservative about his return from rehab. However, missing the games against the Saints and 49ers suggests they may not have been conservative enough.
Carroll has maintained that there is no structural damage that is inhibiting Harvin, and suggested Wednesday that he anticipated his availability for the playoffs.