Seattle Seahawks will be holding breath as Percy Harvin hip surgery is not ruled out

Frank Schwab
July 25, 2013

There was a buyer beware tag on Percy Harvin. He's tremendously talented, but there's always a durability concern, whether it's over his migraine headaches or something else.

The Seahawks invested heavily in Harvin this offseason, and before they even got to their first training camp practice there was a reason for concern over his health.

Harvin started camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, and he's going to be getting a second opinion on his hip, which might have a slight labrum tear. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Harvin might need surgery.

Maybe Harvin never misses a game this season. Perhaps this is nothing that will affect him at all going forward. But even the possibility of a labrum tear (and surgery) is going to cause some nervous moments. Especially since the Seahawks traded a first- and seventh-round pick this year and a third-round pick in 2014 to Minnesota for Harvin, then gave him a six-year, $67 million contract.

Harvin, coming off an ankle injury that limited him to nine games last year, participated in offseason practices. So this concern about his hip is unexpected.

The Seahawks are among the few legitimate Super Bowl favorites coming into the year. Until Harvin is cleared and practicing again, there will be some nerves about one of the centerpieces of their offense.

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