Carroll on Harvin: “We don’t know enough right now”


The Seattle Seahawks paid a heavy price to acquire receiver Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings this offseason in hopes he would add another dimension to an offense that already seemed to hit its stride the second half of last year. Seattle sent three drafts picks, including a first- and seventh-round pick in last April’s draft and a third-round selection in 2014, to the Vikings in exchange for Harvin. The Seahawks then handed Harvin a brand new $67 million contract over six years with $25.5 million guaranteed.

So it seems obvious that head coach Pete Carroll and the Seahawks are holding their breaths over the status of Harvin’s hip after being placed on the physically unable to perform list at the start of training camp Thursday.

Harvin practiced off and on with the team throughout the offseason program and even participated in Richard Sherman’s celebrity softball game in July before the injury presented itself recently.

“Harvin has a hip issue that we are dealing with that came up during his workout over the summer and we are trying to figure it out,” Carroll said. “We are doing everything we can to make the right decision and help him and take care of him in every way. He was working out a week ago you know, going full speed. But it was bothering him enough and we took some looks at it and we’re going to try to figure out the right procedures and take care of him and get him back on the field.”

As we reported earlier, that look at Harvin’s injury in an MRI on Thursday revealed a “slight tear” of the labrum in his hip. It’s an injury that could require surgery and leave Seattle without one of their major offseason acquisitions for a lengthy period of time. Harvin is expected to get a second opinion on the injury before a decision is made on the best plan of action. Until that happens, the Seahawks will be in limbo in regards to what Harvin’s availability will be.

“We need to get more information right now,” Carroll said. “We don’t know enough right now. We will just have to wait and see. The good part is it’s really early. We have a long time to get him ready. . . .  We have to be really diligent about the process right now.”

With hopes of a Super Bowl run abounding in Seattle, the Seahawks hope that second opinion will yield a favorable diagnosis.

56 responses to “Carroll on Harvin: “We don’t know enough right now”

  1. Looking a lot like the Texans situation with Ed Reed. Except for the whole $26 mil guaranteed and giving up a 1st-round pick in the most recent draft and 3rd/4th-rounder in the next draft.

  2. I’d never make fun at a player’s injury. This guy is delicate, always has been and now may not get on the field for a spell. Well, that even’s the playing field a bit with SF missing Crabtree.

  3. Percy is a luxury. If Baldwin steps in, he’ll do work too. But let’s wait for the situation to play out. Either way, this train isn’t slowing down.

  4. I wonder if the 12th man can GASP! loud enough to break that stadium volume record in Week 2.

  5. I can’t wait to see Harvin play and I know we gave up a 1st round pick to get him but if misses the first few games to get healthy. Seattle will more than okay with Rice, Tate & Baldwin.

  6. Hey Pete, get use to it, Percy is always going to be Percy. Whether it be a month off for his mother’s funeral, migraines, hip injury, contract etc. Harvin doesn’t like training camp and he will try to let the team know that he, Percy, will always be like Randy Moss in that he “will play when he wants to play”. Every player the Seahawks have traded for from Minny has been a bust: Nate Burleson, Tavaris Jackson, Sid Rice and now Percy the locker room cancer.

  7. Vikings fans probably warned the Seahawk fans if its not one thing with Harvin it is another. Supremely talented, but why overpay for a player who never has had a 1000 yard campaign and misses way too many games.

  8. Harvin was supposed to put Seattle “over the top” .. if you watched Seattle’s games last year then you’d realize the team was more than fine without him. At worst if he needs surgery he’ll come back between October-November, right in time for the critical playoff push.

    Harvin’s injury is a bummer but we’ll be alright without him. This team is not built on Percy, its built on a top 3 defense, Marshawn Lynch, and RUSSELL WILSON!

  9. It seems like Seattle and MN are in a war to send their most injured players to each other. MN fires the first shot sending Sidney Rice to Seattle. Seattle counters with John Carlson. Now MN is returning fire with Percy Harvin.

  10. I loved Harvin when he was in Minnesota but this was one of the reasons I didn’t get angry when they let him go. He’s am amazing talent when on the field. The problem is just that, can’t seem to keep him in it. I hope I get to see him play this year but if he doesn’t it won’t make or break a solid Seattle team. Still love my Vikings and watching Seattle play its good to see my old players too. See you on November 17th Hawks fans, but I hope my Vikings come out on top.

  11. Wow what a surprise….the oft injured Harvin will be MIA again…. good job Carol …hahaha

  12. Sounds like the kind of thing he can play with all year and then have surgery after the season.

  13. Truly — the Harvin deal is an example of the “greater fool theory” in action.

    Seattle is the greater fool to the Vikings.

    And this from a Packers fan!

  14. I hate to see any player hurt on my team or any other. Percy gives 300% on the field on every play and is a great talent, but his time with the Vikes showed that he may be a slow healer. Maybe the VIKES made the right call with this one. Hope Percy gets back soon.

  15. The Harvin for 1st/3rd/7th plus the freed up cash to land Jennings maneuver is looking a better.

  16. If its a slight tear just sit him til the regular season, that’s 2 months to heal and not going full bore at practice. He’ll be fine

  17. If the tear is only slight I doubt it would need surgery. However he is at risk for the tear extending, in which case it might need to be fixed. He then could be out during a critical part of the season. I would bet that is what they are weighing, whether to go in now and take care of it or to delay and hope for the best. There is no great procedure to fix this sort of thing either. Sort of like a meniscal tear. You can’t ever grow new meniscus and it has no blood supply so it won’t heal on its own. All you can do is trim away the damaged portion.

  18. Thank you Seattle for taking our baggage.
    Sincerely, Vikings Fan.

    Now if you excuse me, I have some Packers baggage to claim…

  19. He then added “He needs to start taking the vitamins WE gave him, not the crap he gets at the local drug store. Those vitamins will fix him right up AND put a lil pep in your step.”

  20. Has any Viking re-tread actually worked out for the Vikings West yet? The only one who may actually help the team this year is Antoine Winfield.

  21. Good riddance!!! I like Harvin on the field but got so sick of Him of it! Always nagging injuries, and seemed to have a poor attitude. Harvin is an overrated WR, most his big play came from kick returns, and dump offs. Electrifying with the ball on his hands for sure, but just not a top WR in the game and demanded to much money. Glad my vikes dump him for 3 picks. Skol Vikings!!

  22. Wow! Nice load of doom and gloom…
    So what if Percy don’t step in right away…
    According to all the experts…
    San Fran is Unbeatable…
    Only problem is…
    The Hawks thrashed them the last time they met…
    Without Percy Harvin…
    They’ll be fine,


  23. I’m not a superstitious man by nature, but when Crabtree went down with his injury and fellow, you know who you are, Hawks fans came on here laughing and gloating, I saidit right on that thread. careful. Karma has a wicked sense of humor. let’s hope like hell this isn’t too serious.

  24. Well Seattle, here’s the malcontent you all were so interested in trading for. A hip injury in the preseason that I’m sure will be ‘nagging’ all year until Percy decides somewhere post-Week 9 or 10, that he needs to be shelved for the rest of the season. Nothing new at all

  25. Same old Percy and I love that it happening to Seattle. They always seem to know better than everyone else right….

  26. Harvins is an exciting player but constantly has nagging injuries. They shouldn’t have paid do much for him without some type of games played incentive or something like that. He’ll miss games and parts of games here and there which starts to add up. They threw too much money at him. He just isn’t going to last.

  27. MMMM… Vikings receiver going to the Seachickens with hip issues? Rice & now Harvin. No doubt the guy is talented, but not worth the headaches(no pun intended) IMO.

    I will trade a locker room cancer who is a me player any day for Jennings, Rhodes & Patterson + additional cap space.

    With the receiving depth the hawks have he will be wining right away about not getting enough touches. Let’s see how Russell does with D-Coordinators having an off season/training camp to game plan against him & other mobile QB’s.

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  28. Isn’t he one of the guys who helped screw Favre out of a SB with the Vikings. They couldn’t hold onto the football while Brett was getting hammered during bountygate. Bountygate or Brees didn’t win the SB for the Saints(ironic). Peyton Manning did. Go Ravens. I still see both teams winning their division. 49ers and Packers are over-rated.

  29. Not sure if anyone got the memo but 42-13 was the score of the 49ers vs Shehawk game last December if anyone cares.

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