For plenty of players who land on the physically unable to perform list, it’s a short-term stay that has no lasting impact on the player or the team.
For Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin, that may not be the case.
A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that his hip injury could result in surgery. As NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport has reported (and as PFT has confirmed), Harvin has a “slight tear” in the labrum. We’re told that the injury was spotted in an MRI performed on Thursday.
The team wants Harvin to try to practice and play with the injury (along with non-surgical treatment, of course). Harvin intends to exercise his right to a second opinion, and arrangements currently are being made for Harvin to be evaluated by a top expert in the field. (Why do we have a feeling that the names “James” and “Andrews” eventually will emerge in connection with this story?)
Depending on the second opinion, Harvin may ultimately have surgery.
It’s not bad news yet for the Seahawks. But it eventually could be.