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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Percy Harvin’s hip injury could require season-ending surgery

Percy Harvin VikingsPercy Harvin’s first season with the Seattle Seahawks could be over before it begins.

Pro Football Talk reports that an MRI conducted on Thursday showed Harvin has a slight tear in the labrum of his hip. PFT’s Mike Florio says the Seahawks want Harvin to practice and play through the injury, but they are allowing the high-priced wide receiver to get a second opinion on injury.

Florio said in his report that surgery would be a possibility for Harvin. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora adds that the first doctor recommended surgery for Harvin. La Canfora says if a second doctor recommends surgery, the operation could keep Harvin out for the season.

Harvin was traded to the Seahawks by the Minnesota Vikings in March for the No. 25 overall pick in the 2013 draft and a 3rd rounder in 2014. He signed a six-year, $67 million contract with $25.5 million guaranteed. Harvin was a malcontent in Minnesota and long wanted out of his situation. He supposedly lacked confidence in Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, though he denied that was the case.

Though the Seahawks may have given away too much for Harvin, the injury is not something the team overlooked when acquiring him. Harvin reportedly suffered the slight tear while working out on his own.


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