Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 7/27/13

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings returns a punt against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 31-28 in overtime. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Unfortunately for Seahawks fans and already-drafted fantasy football team managers, Percy Harvin has been placed on the active/physically unable to perform (PUP) list due to a hip injury he suffered during team practices this spring."Percy has a hip issue that he's dealing with that came up over the summer. We're trying to figure it out. We're going to do everything we can to help him out, to make the right decision and take care of him in every way," said Seattle coach Pete Carroll, who also stated that surgery has not been ruled out.According to Carroll, the first doctor that evaluated Harvin’s hip believed there was a slight labral tear."We're going to go ahead and take it step by step. I know he was working full speed just a few days ago. But we need to take care of him,” Carrol stated Thursday. Harvin will be seeking a second opinion from Dr. Bryan Kelly in New York on Tuesday of next week.The outcome of Dr. Kelly’s evaluation will impact Harvin’s fantasy value. Because a tear of the acetabular labrum (i.e. hip labrum) is difficult to definitively diagnose (x-ray and MRI findings are normally inaccurate), direct observation of the labrum by arthroscopy is considered the gold standard for diagnosis. However, the exploratory surgery requires additional healing time.If a tear is found in Harvin’s labrum, the surgeon will decide whether to use a surgical repair or conservative treatment depending on the extent and location of the labral tear.Typically, conservative management involves 10 to 12 weeks of rest and rehabilitation. However, if joint laxity in the hip persists after conservative treatment, continued degeneration of the hip joint will occur. This could impede Harvin’s agility and sprinting capabilities throughout the remainder of his career.The most common surgical repair is arthroscopic excision of the torn labrum. Unfortunately, following surgical repair, there is a 17 percent chance an athlete will have another tear in the future. If Harvin received this surgical repair, he would likely be non-weight bearing for 6 weeks, and would be able to return to sporting activities in two to four months, rendering him on the PUP list for the entirety of the season.With so much uncertainty looming on the health of his hip, Harvin should be avoided in the first eight rounds of fantasy drafts until a definitive diagnosis is made. If Harvin is diagnosed with a labral tear before draft, do not acquire him in any round. Lastly, if you own Harvin in a keeper or dynasty league, consider trading him for no less than 70 cents on the dollar, if possible. Harvin's history of ankle injuries and migraines, and newly injured hip make him a dangerous long-term fantasy investment.Bottom line: If Harvin is diagnosed with a hip labrum tear, he should not be drafted in any leagues, and should be traded for moderate value in keeper leagues. If your draft occurs before a diagnosis is made, do not pick up Harvin in the first eight rounds due to the risk.  
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Greg Jennings: Ryan Tannehill has had his hands tied by coaches

Josh McDaniels 'happy' with Pats but wants to be a head coach again

WATCH: Jim Harbaugh in cleats throws out first pitch at Cubs game

Why Rickie Fowler will win the PGA Championship

Warren Sapp bitten on arm by shark


Fitzpatrick, Jets agree to one-year deal

Baker considering removing Papelbon from closer role?

Greg Hardy struggling to find work, reportedly even in CFL

Jets players told not to discuss Ryan Fitzpatrick situation

Brock Lesnar won't be punished by WWE for UFC drug test

Report: Cowboys to be fined up to $250K for suspended players

Report: Ravens WR Mike Wallace failed conditioning test

WATCH: Kobe Bryant drives Ferrari around Italian racetrack

Terrelle Pryor shouts out Ohio State after ban ends

Justin Timberlake advocates for Memphis to join Big 12

Poll: Las Vegas residents don’t support public funds for NFL stadium

Conor McGregor talks trash to Nate Diaz on ‘Conan’

We asked Team USA: What other Olympic sport would you play?

Real Madrid can’t train at Norwegian school because of the kids

Newspaper uses Michael Jordan ‘crying face’ as image

Equipment manager Blake Griffin punched no longer works for Clippers

Report: Nicks signing one-year deal with Saints

Reds 'picking up the pace' on Jay Bruce trade talks

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

We asked Team USA: What other Olympic sport would you play?

Why Gary Bettman's CTE denial is cause for concern for NHL

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker