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NFL Injury Report:
When the Seattle Seahawks acquired wide receiver Percy
Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings over the offseason, they hoped to be adding a
dynamic playmaker that could put them over the top in the NFC. Unfortunately
for the Seahawks, they’ll have to do with Harvin for the first half of the
regular season after the wide out required hip surgery.
Here’s Dr. Ray Solano’s take on the injury and surgery that resulted:
“Percy Harvin has had surgery to repair a labrum tear in his
hip. It's uncertain how long Harvin will be sidelined, although my estimation
is for him to be out three to four months, meaning he may be able to return in
November. A setback for Harvin and a tough blow to the Seahawks organization.
The labrum is a type of cartilage that surrounds the socket
of ball-and-socket joints, like the hip. The labrum forms a ring around the
edge of the bony socket of the joint. It helps to provide stability to the
joint by deepening the socket, yet unlike bone, it also allows flexibility and
The procedure to repair the labrum has a high success rate,
especially given the recent development of arthroscopic techniques. Unless
there has been acute trauma to a hip, most of these injuries in the NFL are
degenerative in nature. A degenerative tear is a chronic injury that occurs as
a result of repetitive use and activity. We know that Harvin has complained of
hip discomfort for quite some time, but why he waited until training camp to
have the second opinion and surgery remains a mystery. We do know that
while Harvin was in Minnesota, he was unhappy with the way an ankle injury was
handled; possibly a reason why he left for Seattle and last year signed a
six-year, $67 million extension with the Seahawks in the offseason. The second
opinion Harvin received was outside of the Seahawks organization. I can imagine
that may have caused some friction among the team’s medical staff. However,
it's a right that more and more NFL athletes are exercising and in my mind a
good one, especially when the longevity of your career is at stake.”
If you're not already doing so, you need to be following Dr.
Solano on Twitter. He's an awesome follow and is willing to answer your sports-
and injury-related questions. Follow him at @DrRaySolano!
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