BY Art Thiel 11:45AM 12/06/2013

Harvin will sit out Seahawks game Sunday

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.


  • 1coolguy

    Harvin and Rice – Looks like Minnesota knew exactly what they were giving up – a couple of over priced china dolls.
    I’ll take a 90% player who is in the lineup every game over a 100% sometimes player any day.
    These 2 are clearly mistakes that the Hawks have made, which have been rare.
    Hopefully we’ve seen the last of Rice and when Harvin ever gets “healthy”, a relative term, maybe he should be pedaled before he injures something else.
    I’d like to see the number of games he has missed and the total games since he’s been in the league. A great talent but a real disaster so far.

    • art thiel

      It certainly isn’t working this year, but it’s a long-term project. Give it time.

  • jafabian

    At this point the Hawks should just put him in IR and pick up another WR. I wonder if they knew it’d be this problematic would they have let Steven Williams go?

    • M.

      I think our WR core is just dandy with Harvin sitting. For this year at least, Harvin is like nitrous oxide on an already high-performance exotic car — waiting to be used judiciously. I’m sure Carroll is being overly careful to make sure Harvin can be a reliable weapon in the playoffs and Super Bowl.

  • PokeyPuffy

    This seems like a useless distraction given the team’s recent success. Hope it gets sorted out…..