Seahawks fear Percy Harvin may need surgery for ailing hip

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Renton, WA, United States (4E Sports) – Wide Receiver Percy Harvin was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list due to an ailing hip.

He was reduced to a spectator Thursday in what was supposed to be his training camp debut with the Seattle Seahawks.

The injury occurred while Harvin was working out over the summer, according to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. He had what Carroll then called “a little bit of a hip flexor” issue, which bothered him enough last week that he got checked out.

The Seahawks hope Harvin did not suffer a partially torn labrum, which could sideline him for months if he has surgery.

He is headed for a second opinion.

“It may (require surgery), but we’ll find out,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “I know he was working full speed just a few days ago. But we need to take care of him, so we’ll take every precaution to do that.”

The inclusion of Harvin in a March trade with the Minnesota Vikings is part of the upgrades that made the Seahawks a popular Super Bowl pick.

If Harvin tries to rehabilitate first and it doesn’t work, the timeline for surgery and recovery would be delayed.

The Seahawks were aware of Harvin’s lengthy injury history before sending first-, third- and seventh-round draft picks to the Vikings and signing him to a five-year contract extension that included $25.5 million in guarantees. He finished last season on injured reserve with an ankle injury, but he hasn’t appeared on the injury report with a hip problem since September 2010 and is no longer troubled by migraines.

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