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NorthWest Sports Beat:
Calm down, everyone!
The Seattle Seahawks got news today from WR Percy Harvin that he will be undergoing surgery on his hip injury. The surgery is reportedly taking place on Thursday in New York and will sideline Harvin 3-4 months. This puts him at a very late November/early December return if things go according to plan.
While people are pulling out their doomsday clocks, they need to realize something – the loss of Harvin is disappointing and somewhat tragic, but it is by no means the end of the world.
Among other factors, we all need to take solace in the fact that the Seahawks receiving corps is young and talented. The Seahawks incumbent receivers Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin, Golden Tate, Jermaine Kearse and Phil Bates.
Percy Harvin is out 3-4 months, but the receiving corps will more than handle the workload
Add in rookie Chris Harper and newcomer Stephen Williams and you still have a formidable group of receivers.
When healthy, Rice brings the Seahawks a big time target while the combo of speed and hands from both Baldwin and Tate are sure to throw off opposing defenses. Jermaine Kearse brings more of the same.
And all the while, they also have the talented Bates, Harper and Williams waiting to show the Seahawks that they can fit, too. Don’t forget Brett Swain, Arceto Clark, Greg Herd and Bryan Walters who are looking to fight their way onto the team, too, despite the big odds they’re facing.
Last season, Rice had 50 catches for 748 yards and 7 touchdowns for the Seahawks. Tate had 45 catches for 688 yards and 7 touchdowns. Baldwin had 29 catches for 366 yards and 3 touchdowns.
That all happened without Percy Harvin.
Does the loss of Harvin hurt? Absolutely. But it is not going to hinder this team’s chances at a playoff run and subsequent Super Bowl. The Seahawks came dangerously close last season to challenging for the NFC crown (without Harvin) and there is no reason Russell Wilson and company can’t do it again…without Harvin.
The loss of a game changing player is never fun, but it isn’t an end-all. Percy Harvin was a luxury the Seahawks could afford this offseason, but Harvin is exactly that – a luxury.
He was not necessary for Seattle to make the playoffs or even to beat the biggest, baddest teams in the league.
His addition made the future even brighter, but even without him, the future is still shining as bright as it was when the Seahawks became the hottest team in football in the second half of last season.
With that corps of receivers still intact along with the newcomers battling for a spot, the competition will not suffer.
Good news, though! He can return in time for a another December to remember in Seattle.
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Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin is scheduled to undergo hip surgery on Thursday to repair a partially torn labrum.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Seahawks are hoping to have Harvin back by week 13 of the regular season.
Earliest #Seahawks can put Percy Harvin on IR (designated to return) is Sept 3. He has to be out 8 weeks. Can practice 6 weeks from Sept 3...
Seahawks WR Percy Harvin watches teammates from the sideline (Photo: TheScore.com)
It was a decision that had to be made before too long, and Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin made his decision.
A slightly torn labrum in his hip that caused an alarm around Seahawks camp will be taken care of before too long as Harvin announced via Twitter that he will undergo surgery, likely missing...
After undergoing surgery on his hip today, the Seattle Seahawks seem optimistic that Percy Harvin will be able to play this season, according to the Associated Press.
Carroll said the team feels even more hopeful that Harvin will be able to play this season after getting all the information from the surgery. He is still likely to miss significant time.
I can’t blame the Seahawks...
Seattle's explosive new playmaker has decided to get surgery on his hip, and that surgery could cost him the entire 2013 season.
Seahawks WR Percy Harvin tweets that his recent hip injury will unfortunately require surgery.
when everything is goin good sometimes life throw u a curve ball… sorry to half to report that my injury will require surgery…
— Percy Harvin (@Percy_Harvin) July 30, 2013
Nobody was more anxious and excited about season then….but I will be back strong as ever..i appreciate...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin will consider his options tonight after meeting with a doctor for a second opinion on his partially torn hip labrum.
#Seahawks WR Percy Harvin’s visit with Dr. Bryan Kelly about his hip is finishing, I’m told. Harvin will consider his options tonight.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 30, 2013
Seattle's Percy Harvin will miss the next three-to-four months after he undergoes hip surgery on Thursday in New York. Fantasy football owners , especially those in Harvin-friendly keeper leagues, will be thrilled to know this hip issue has been nagging him since the spring . So, had he elected for surgery back then, recovery and rehab would have had him back on the field for...
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told the NFL Network that Percy Harvin has a chance to play this season, but they won’t have a timetable for his return until he undergoes surgery on Thursday,
It sounds like the most important thing to Carroll is that Harvin is able to recover and get healthy, not for him to play this year.
“We got to get him right, got to fix him up and take...
As I talked about last week, we didn’t truly know what was going to happen to Percy Harvin until Tuesday. Well, now we know and it’s not exactly the news we all wanted to hear heading into our drafts. Harvin will be out 3-4 months as he has hip surgery to repair a torn labrum. For those of you that drafted, that puts his estimated ‘worth keeping on your team’ time at...
Nothing like high priced new acquisitions to come along and automatically miss time due to injury. It’s not like Percy Harvin cost us a first round draft pick or anything right?
News broke Tuesday afternoon that Percy Harvin will indeed undergo surgery after getting a second opinion in New York. He isn’t expected to return to action until November at the earliest.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin will undergo hip surgery. The estimated timetable for recovery is 3 to 4 months, reports NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. when everything is goin good sometimes life throw u a curve ball… sorry to half to report that my injury will require surgery… —
Though Percy Harvin is slated to undergo surgery Thursday, the Seahawks believe the procedure is not necessarily a season-ender as initially feared. Early estimates suggest Harvin will miss three to four months as a result of the procedure, with the Seahawks hoping he'll be available around Thanksgiving. Although his lengthy absence and uncertain health thereafter will still...
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According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, teams around the league contacted the Seahawks to inquire about a possible trade for wide receiver Doug Baldwin during the offseason after they traded for Percy Harvin.
Doug Baldwin returns as a possession guy who can make things happen in the slot. Several team inquired about him this offseason after the Harvin signing, but Schneider...