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Seahawks WR Percy Harvin to undergo hip surgery

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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll had no official update on the status of wide receiver Percy Harvin, who spent Tuesday in New York getting a second opinion on his hip. Harvin took to Twitter on Tuesday night and suggested that surgery is necessary.

"when everything is goin good sometimes life throw u a curve ball... sorry to half to report that my injury will require surgery..," Harvin wrote. "Nobody was more anxious and excited about season then....but I will be back strong as ever..i appreciate all the love and prayers 12th man".

According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, Harvin will undergo surgery on Thursday. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the procedure will sideline Harvin three to four months.

In March, the Seahawks paid a King's ransom to acquire Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings, trading a 2013 first-round pick, a 2013 seventh-round pick and the team's third-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft to acquire Harvin, a versatile wide receiver who then signed to a five-year, $64.2 million extension that included $25.5 million in fully guaranteed money.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll had no official update on Harvin's status when he addressed the media on Tuesday.

“Yeah we don’t know yet. But, we continue to progress with this simple thought that we are going to do whatever we need to do to help Percy be right," said Carroll. "Whatever that is. So we will support the doctor’s findings and all that stuff. They’re working on that now. We should hear more about it the next day. But at this point, we will just get right and whatever it is; we will figure it out, once we have all the information.

"Eventually he has to say ‘Yeah I am getting surgery’ or not. And he has to okay that," Carroll added. "But that’s all going to be from the information from the doctors. They’re all working it out now. Trying to gather all of the information. There’s a lot of background information that we are doing as well. But it will be doctor’s recommendations, of course, and the patient always gets the final shot."

With Sidney Rice in Switzerland seeking treatment on his problematic knee, and now Harvin about to undergo surgery, the Seahawks will be relying even more on Golden Tate, a 2010 second-round pick who had a breakout season in 2012, finishing second on the team with 45 receptions for 688 yards and tied for the team lead with seven receiving touchdowns. Tate is entering the final season of his contract and could ultimately be the long-term replacement for the oft-injured Rice.

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