Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin announced on Twitter that he will have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip.
Harvin flew to New York to get a second opinion from Dr. Bryan Kelly after Seahawks team doctors recommended that he did not need surgery.
Harvin met with advisors in New York before tweeting: "when everything is goin good sometimes life throw u a curve ball... sorry to half to report that my injury will require surgery..."
Harvin did not disclosed if a date for the surgery has been planned or how long he is expected to miss. NFL.com reported the timetable to be 3-4 months, putting an earliest possible return around November.
"Nobody was more anxious and excited about season then (me) ... but I will be back strong as ever..i appreciate all the love and prayers 12th man," Harvin wrote.
It's a serious setback for the Seahawks, who traded first- and seventh-round picks to the Minnesota Vikings to acquire Harvin, and then signed him to a six-year, $67 million contract over the offseason.
Meanwhile, fellow Seahawks wideout Sidney Rice also left training camp this week to receive medical attention on his left knee.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that Rice is undergoing a non-surgical procedure on the knee in Switzerland. Carroll did not specify the type of treatment but said it was preventive in nature. Athletes sometimes travel to Europe for Regenokine, a blood manipulation technique.
Carroll is hopeful that Rice will not miss any preseason or regular-season games and anticipates the receiver will return to camp what he described "fresh legs," according to 710 ESPN in Seattle.
Rice had knee problems late last season and was spotted on crutchens after the Seahawks' playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons in January.