Harvin injury happened during offseason workouts

AP

Now that Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin has opted for surgery to repair the torn labrum in his hip, the question becomes when and how he got the injury.  With the Texans signing safety Ed Reed despite the presence of a torn labrum in his own hip, some may wonder whether Harvin knew — and whether the Seahawks should have known — that Harvin was damaged goods.

Per a league source, Harvin’s injury happened during offseason workouts.  Though it’s not precisely clear when it happened, there was one specific day, we’re told, on which Harvin didn’t feel right.

Regardless on when it specifically happened during the offseason, there’s no way Harvin slipped a torn labrum through Seattle’s five hole.  With the significant draft pick compensation and six-year, $67 million contract and $12 million signing bonus necessary to secure his services, the Seahawks did far more than the typical quick-poke-and-prod before trading for Harvin.  When acquired, he was 100 percent.

None of that changes the reality that he now isn’t 100 percent.  And he won’t be 100 percent again until late in the 2013 season.

122 responses to “Harvin injury happened during offseason workouts

  1. Surprised these teams don’t require full blown mris of every orefice before making such commitments

  2. This guy is such a loser – from his fake migraines, forcing his way out of Minnesota, constant injuries. And just the way this dude has acted his whole career. I could never root for him, guarantee he doesn’t play at all this year. He’ll find some way not to play but will happily get paid. That’s all he cares about anyway.

  3. What does this have to do with the Minnesota Vikings? He passed a physical when traded.

  4. what’s funny is that Carroll implied that harvin should play since kam was able to play. harvin elected another route.

  5. I don’t think the Seahawks checked him for a torn labrum… Look how long it took them to figure it out and they were looking for it

  6. I still remember how happy I was when I read the headline:

    *Vikings trade oft-injured Harvin for 3 draft picks including Seattle’s 2013 first round pic.*

    Ahhh … I’m so happy the Vikes washed their hands with this Guy … !

    Thanks again Seattle … ! =)

  7. Percy is a headache. And the Seahawks paid for it big time. Sidney Rice, Harvin, Tavaris Jackson. Learn your lesson yet Seattle? There are reasons the Vikings don’t want these guys. They should be renamed Hook, Line, and Sinker. When Antoine Winfield flops, he’ll get a nickname too.

  8. Love Harvin as a player but he’s injury prone, hope the guy can come back for the Seahawks before the playoffs and make plays. Hopefully Rice’s injury isn’t so bad, would hate to lose him and work with Tate as our #1. RW is going to have to work his magic, same goes for our defense. Chris Harper has a chance to show what he’s made of. Go hawks!!!!

  9. The Kid is really talented, its seems like he is going to be a ” What if he was healthy” type Career, I hope he proves me wrong but its a shame how their is always something stopping him reaching his full Potential.

  10. “Harvin slipped a torn labrum through Seattle’s five hole”

    “Seahawks did far more than the typical quick-poke-and-prod”

    What is this – “50 Shades of Percy”?

  11. Hail to the Redskins!
    Hail Victory!
    Braves on the Warpath!
    Fight for old D.C.!
    Run or pass and score — we want a lot more!
    Beat ‘em, Swamp ‘em,
    Touchdown! — Let the points soar!
    Fight on, fight on ‘Til you have won
    Sons of Wash-ing-ton. Rah!, Rah!, Rah!
    Hail to the Redskins!
    Hail Victory!
    Braves on the Warpath!
    Fight for old D.C.!

  12. (Doctor) “Does this hurt?” .. (Harvin) “No.” .. (Doctor) ” Sign here.” (Doctor) “He’s good.” (Team) “6yr 67 mil. w/ 12 mil Bonus?” (Harvin) ” YES”

  13. Praise the Lord the Hawks have the #1 rated defense in the NFL and it only got better in the off season.

    MLB Wagner, 2nd in DROY is a beast, Kj Wright is a mad man.

    Add new pass rushers in Avril and Bennett.

    The best secondary gets better. Is that even possible? YES.

    ADD Winfield and a healthy WT3.

    All the focus is on Harvin, but its the upsude of the D that will bury teams in 2013.

    Wanna get pummeled in the face?
    Play Seattle!

  14. When the vikes traded Percy, the fan base was fairly split on the decision. Understandable trading a big name like that. The thing i find most baffling is on all these posts NOT ONE seahawk fan has said anything to the tune that maybe seattle management screwed up on this one, when the other 31 NFL teams can clearly see that may be the case. I find that interesting considering he’s never played a down for them. Either way, get better soon Percy the NFL is better with you on the field.

  15. During his time in Minnesota he must have picked up the predominant recessive gene that enables most residents to suckle on the public teat by creating their own hardships. He couldn’t get out in time.

  16. wow if this sort of thing somehow happened to the 49ers, Seahawks fans would be laughing their sorry rear end off and still talking excrement about the score from one of last year’s regular season games

  17. Mercy, Percy…..what’s peculiar to me is how cut this dude is but yet so fragile(I know, easy for me to say). I like him as a player so here’s hoping a speedy recovery, but truth be told…..even if/when he comes back, he will be hurt again within 2 weeks. Is it NATURAL for a wide reciver to be as muscular and cut like him , but constantly hurt? Here’s the answer in 2 words: David, Boston….

  18. The funny thing is that Harvin didn’t want to be a Viking and would have sat out this entire year if he had not been traded. The fact that the Vikings got two high round picks for a guy everybody knew didn’t want and wasn’t going to play another down for the Vikings just baffles me.

  19. First, at least we can say Harvin is consistent and 2) the Seattle SEAHAWKS laid an egg by trading for him and paying him so much.

    I wish the best for Harvin. However, I can’t say the same for Seattle. Spielman must have been really giddy once he traded Harvin and getting so much for him.

    Hey Seattle, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

    Percy, hope you get better real soon.

  20. He might feel better late in the season, or even play late in the season, however, after surgery, NOBODY is ever one hundred percent again.

  21. Sorry Percy. Get well soon. In the meantime Richard Sherman can catch the ball with his big mouth.

  22. Bummer… Can he be returned?

    Conspiracy theorists say it was a late Christmas present from John to Jim.

    Happy Holidays from Larry David & The Blacks…

  23. Sorry Hawks fans you got damaged goods. Got a feeling this
    kid has a bad case of the Bob Sanders. Injuries start to pile up and up…

    Like that Tears for Fears song Breaking down AGAIN…

    Signed,

    Not a 49ers fan

  24. Percy is a special talent, and in all likelihood Seattle will get bang for their buck. He is a proven ELITE commodity, where 1st rounder’s can be hit and miss. Unfortunately with his proven ABILITY, comes proven headaches. He will be motivated to earn his contract, as long as no one rubs him the wrong way.

  25. In all seriousness. .Has there ever been a player that was known as “injury prone” then turned it around and had a long career?..I wonder if its a conditioning thing or not taking enough care of yourself?

  26. The Seahawks didn’t have him last year and was the most devastating team of the second half of the season. If they can continue to have that momentum and have Harvin come in with a fresh body towards the end….Well, i’m just glad i’m a Seahawks fan. This team is the team nobody wants to play.

  27. Any athlete who does not supplement and eat properly is damaged goods. injury is only a matter of time. Dead athletes don’t lie. Google that term and listen to Dr Joel Wallach and you will know.

  28. So much tied up in this bum, so much given up to get him. This will go down as a very bad deal that sank the Seachickens chances this year, and in future years given this bad deal and all the money committed to Harvin.

  29. Sorry ChickenHox- Rick Spielman bent you over b-a-d-d-d-d on the Harvin trade. But if Percy heals up, maybe he’ll trade the Vikes’ 3rd rd pick next year back to you for Richie Sherman + your 4th rounder. Good luck keeping iron man Cindy Rice healthy this season. Skol baby!!!

  30. I wonder if the Vikes GM Speilman uses lubricant when dealing with the Adderhawks? Not once (N.Burleson), not twice (TJoke), not thrice (Sid Rice) but now a fourth time with Harvin. There was a reason why the Vikes chose not to even try and re-sign Harvin after he was on IR for last half of the year. After everyone has retired, we will find out that Harvin knew he was injured, the Vikes knew he was injured and Harvin had given his all to the Vikes so it was a wink wink we won’t let it slip that you’re injured if you don’t and Percy can get his big contract. Percy pouted and acted like he was upset with the Vikes and that’s why he wanted to be traded but it was only a smokescreen for the real reason.

  31. The more I think about, it appears the Seattle GM was doing his Elmer Fudd impersonation when he traded with the Vikings. Or was that Daffy Duck?

  32. Wow, according to all the brilliant comments here, the Seahawks don’t have a chance now. Funny how a little hype puts people on the defensive, especially 49er fans.

    What’s funny is that Harvin is a better player than Crabtree, but Crabtree’s injury will hurt the 49ers a lot more than Harvin’s injury will hurt the Seahawks.

  33. Harvin doesn’t have to be 100% for them to trade for him.

    Management can if they wish choose to the ignore their own team doctors opinion. Of course the guy who does so will have to suffer such consequences.

    Look at Revis trade. He was still rehabbing when Bucs traded for him.

  34. Think about it Florio. With a talent like Harvins (when he’s not injured), his not wanting to re-sign with Minny, there wasn’t really another team that made a genuine effort to sign him and then the Adderhawks come out of nowhere with no other competition for Harvin’s services and offer up 3 draft picks. I’d say other team’s doctors perhaps poked and prodded a little bit better than the Adderhawks doctors.

  35. Well, this is a tough loss because Harvin played such a huge role last year when the Seahawks went 7-1 for the second half of the season. And Harvin scored a heck of a lot of points when we scored over 40 points for 3 games in a row for the first time for the NFL in a half century. And we couldn’t have beaten the 49ers last year 42-13 without Harvin’s contributions. Whatever are we going to do with him gone?

    Oh wait…

  36. In order to confirm a torn hip labrum you must inject a dye into the socket prior to the MRI. I doubt they would do this to the hips if there was no strong reason to do so.

  37. Dont worry Seahawks fans, he went on IR and couldnt play after his ankle sprain for most of last season. I’m sure a hip injury which will probably linger will be no problem.

  38. It is interesting to read the negative comments from the Redskin and Viking fans on this subject. The Seahawks beat both teams last year without Harvin and neither of them will have the opportunity to play against the Seahawks this season when Harvin has returned. Simply because the Seahawks will be in the playoffs and the Redskins/Vikings will be interested spectators.

  39. Harvin only missed a few games with the Vikes. He is a beast. And I think Seattle will be grateful for having him once he gets back. Also, Harvin played his butt off in Minnesota. Only missed a few games. Rumor has it his biggest complaint is that he wanted the ball more. I still wish he was a Viking. And let’s not kid ourselves thinking the Vikings got the better end of the deal. He still has at least five good years in him.

  40. He’s in a new town and can’t use the migraine excuse to get out of training camp anymore. Another Urban Meyer product.

  41. So much for the Seahawks farm system here in Minnesota. Seattle is where we put em out to pasture!

  42. Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Jul 30, 2013 10:46 PM
    Don’t feel bad, Seattle. You aren’t the first team to get snookered by The Magician, and you won’t be the last.
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    Indeed, he burned my giants a few years ago when he soaked us for a 5th and a 7th for rosenfels and reynaud. That was just as bad.

    Lol. Sorry hawks fans. I tried to say that with a straight face but just couldn’t. Lol. Spielman took Schneider behind the woodshed and had his way with him.

  43. alphabeta49er I actually felt bad for you guys when crabtree got hurt. I wanted to see the Hawks whoop the niners at full strength and hang a Guinness plague on em.

  44. Percy is taking the Herschel Walker curse with him. Thank you so much. The Cowboys got Emmitt Smith and Woodson out of the deal. I hope the draft picks pan out like that for the Vikes and reverse the curse. I guess Percy has the Demi God name so it might as well be him.

  45. I always liked Harvin and Winfield, I think Seahawks fans need to slow down, Carroll is one of the biggest scumbag coaches employed right now. What happens when the read option goes the way of the wildcat? I liked Wilsons game way before he was a 4th round pick by the elelven and a half man squad, all you fans were ready for flynn, you are the antethisis of knowledgable fans

  46. Yeah, I’ll bet the Seahawks are really concerned about averaging 32 points a game last year in the last 10 games WITHOUT Harvin. And in case you didn’t notice, they’re improved everywhere on offense even without those 3 valuable picks, which added up to the 20th pick in the draft.

    I can’t wait to come in here and laugh at all of you in February.

  47. urushma says:Jul 30, 2013 10:01 PMPercy is a headache. And the Seahawks paid for it big time. Sidney Rice, Harvin, Tavaris Jackson. Learn your lesson yet Seattle? There are reasons the Vikings don’t want these guys. They should be renamed Hook, Line, and Sinker. When Antoine Winfield flops, he’ll get a nickname too.
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    DON’T FORGET NATE BURLESON!!!!

  48. “fake migraines”

    How do you know they’re fake? There are people at there that unfortunately get frequent headaches, more than the average person. I should know as I’m one of them and while they’ve decreased it is something that is honestly a nuisance and nobody knows why. Actually have to schedule another ct scan.

  49. Guys who play as fast and tenacious as Harvin get injured. This trend will accelerate as he gets older. He can’t be relied upon for even 12 games anymore. His workload must be reduced to protect him from himself. He will then sulk when he feels under-utilized.

  50. So the five best receivers in the NFC are now Fitzgerald, Bryant, Cobb, Jordy Nelson, and James Jones. And the best QB is Rodgers. Anyone notice a pattern here?

  51. When Harvin went to Seattle, one wag, pointing to Seattle’s wet clime, said Percy won’t mind the weather as he’ll bring his own storm clouds with him.

    I thought that was pretty clever.

    I also thought it smart that Percy got a second opinion on his body and is opting to have surgery to do the correct fix. It’s his body, he has to live in it, and we’ve all read of former NFL players who are bent and broken by age 40.

    I liked watching and rooting for him in Minnesota. However, I was not sorry to see him go (considering what the Vikings got in return), but when he does return to full health and gets back on the field, Percy throws his whole body and soul toward his team’s endeavor. Healing thoughts to you, Percy.

  52. I hate to see a guy get injured, but have to admit I am happy to see the air pulled out of the Seattle blowhard fans. There seems to be an arrogance about them, and their team has never won a damn thing.

  53. The Seahawks gave up way to much for Harvin and paid him way to much, especially considering his injury history

  54. Seahawks gave up way to much for Harvin and paid him to much, especially considering his injury history. I think they hurt their team, makes me happy because I can’t stand the coach, Sherman, and the fans

  55. Its called Karma folks! The PEDhawks think that a dirty program gives them an edge, if fact, Pete Carroll has yet to coach a clean program in his life.

    The football gods are not amused. They dislike cheating so much they granted the Patriots two Superbowl appearances and pulled the rug out from underneath them. The gods decided that a talented Harvin might put the PEDhawks over the top so they intervened as they always do.

  56. “Regardless on when it specifically happened during the offseason, there’s no way Harvin slipped a torn labrum through Seattle’s five hole.”

    Pretty bold and definitive statement. Hip labral tears are difficult to detect and can easily be hid.

  57. Can they do surgery for an arrogant, cr@ppy attitude? Might as well get ’em all fixed up right away!

  58. This is a bummer. All you people saying Percy is fragile don’t know what you are talking about. The dude is a beast; he punishes tacklers like a much bigger player. Unfortunately, this style has gotten him hurt several times over the years. But when he’s on the field, he plays all out.

    As a Vikings fan who doesn’t see his favorite team ready to win it all this year, I was hoping to see Percy and Antoine Winfield win a Super Bowl for the Seahawks. They are both great players. Maybe they still will.

    Percy may have been unhappy in Minnesota, but at least he kept his comments to himself for the most part instead of complaining to the media all the time, like some diva receivers.

  59. 32.4 points a game average over the last 10 games of 2012.

    That was WITHOUT Harvin.

    All those players are back too.

    Do you people even watch football?

  60. Id rather believe this injury was present when he came to Seattle than if it happened in OTA. Coming off another injury, now going straight to another – this guy is washed up before he starts.

    Seattle made a very bad move. However, I can’t act like I wasn’t all for it when it was happening…and nor should other fans act like somehow we didn’t all love it earlier.

  61. Everyone keeps saying how dynamic this guy is, but he has always been nothing but an injury prone headache. Following this season he will have missed 33% of his career games 26/80, only scored 25 TDs in those five years. In the past five years Colston has 37, Marshall 36, James Jones 32, Eric Decker has 21 in the past two years.

    Harvin is a great practice player, he is athletic, and at the end of the day he is an unreliable headache that just isn’t that productive.

    If this were basketball he’d be on the And1 tour with the other “athletes”

  62. jziii says:
    Jul 31, 2013 8:22 AM
    This is a bummer. All you people saying Percy is fragile don’t know what you are talking about.
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    You don’t know what you are talking about. I have not seen him play a lot over here in Minnesota, even though I watch all MN games, because he was hurt a lot. Or as Harvin says, OUCH.

    Vikings fan

  63. Just read on article online that said if you are a normal person recovery time is 2-6 months, if youre an athleate depending on your sports requirements it can take 6-12 months and occasionally longer till you are able to fully participate. I would post the link but then they would delete my comment. Google nfl players hip labral tear, its the second result from the St. Luis Rams

  64. rhodesclosed29 says:
    Jul 31, 2013 9:51 AM
    is anyone really surprised? harvin has never played a full season, nice to see he is keeping his “legacy” alive and well in seattle.
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    Actually yes he has. Recheck your statistics. In fact prior to last year he only missed 3 games in his career.

  65. Does anyone realize that last year was the first year this guy didnt play the majority of the season? In his first 3 years he only missed 3 games. Now all the sudden he is an injury plagued player who is never on the field. I understand he gets bumps and bruises in games due to his playing style. But to talk about Percy like he only plays half of the season every year is crazy. Just remember, the Seahawks didnt have this guy last year and were a couple plays away from playing the 49ers in the NFC Championship. The same 49ers team they beat 42-13 3 weeks earlier. Lets not blow this out of proportion. The Seahawks will be just fine. Same offense. Better Defense. Hopefully better results. Go Hawks!

  66. osiris33 says:
    Jul 31, 2013 1:39 AM
    Yeah, I’ll bet the Seahawks are really concerned about averaging 32 points a game last year in the last 10 games WITHOUT Harvin. And in case you didn’t notice, they’re improved everywhere on offense even without those 3 valuable picks, which added up to the 20th pick in the draft.

    I can’t wait to come in here and laugh at all of you in February.
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    And the rest of us can’t wait to see you laugh and laugh back at you.

  67. So the Vik’s flipped a trouble maker with a bum hip for a first rounder ? Where I’m from they call that piracy. Payback is a B, is this restitution from the Hutchinson thievery a couple years back ?

  68. It is amazing how many Seattle fans who are in a state of denial. Spielman fleeced you, admit it. If Seattle is soooo good w/o Harvin, why did they trade for him?

  69. “michaelwone says: Jul 31, 2013 6:46 AM
    I hate to see a guy get injured, but have to admit I am happy to see the air pulled out of the Seattle blowhard fans. There seems to be an arrogance about them, and their team has never won a damn thing.”
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    It’s the entire city that makes them deluded. They have this massive inferiority complex to California much in the same way Canadians have about the US. They claim to hate us, but want to live, visit, and work here. They copied our accents and slang and were kind enough to send us their best hockey teams. Seattle fans must be full of Canadians.

  70. Yikes, keep believing this is a NEW injury, Harvin had Hip-Bursitis/ankle injury last year. Ankle got fixed………..This is a pre-existing injury,,,,I’m glad Vikings are no longer paying this fool..

  71. Not sure why Seattle seems intent on recruiting former Viking WRs who have trouble staying healthy.

    Either way, Harvin isn’t the Vikings’ problem anymore. Can’t wait to see what Cordarrelle Patterson does in Harvin’s place this year.

  72. What? The second coming of Jerry Rice isn’t going to play 16 games this year? BUST! Here is a guy that for whatever reason is hyped up year in and year out as one of the best players in the NFL yet hasn’t done anything to prove it. This guy will play in 4-6 games this year and PFT will rank him in the top 20 in next year’s top 100.

  73. All of these Vikings fans acting like their team is so awesome because of the situation. Reality check: Your QB is Christian Ponder and your team blows with the exception of AP. Have a nice day!

  74. This is not a loss. It’s a failure to add another explosive play-making presence to the offense. Going 11-5 without him last year had everything to do with the 22 guys Seattle put out there – 20 of whom are returning this season. Oh, and all 11 starters are returning on offense, so while the rest of the NFL was hoping to grasp for some meaning as to how this will enable their teams to surpass Seattle, it really only enables their teams to suffer a loss that won’t be quite as embarrassing as it would be with Harvin, in terms of score differential.

  75. seabrawk12 says:
    Jul 31, 2013 12:34 PM
    All of these Vikings fans acting like their team is so awesome because of the situation. Reality check: Your QB is Christian Ponder and your team blows with the exception of AP. Have a nice day!
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    Never said the Vikings are an awesome team. It’s funny how you Seahawk fans seem to project that. Wasn’t it your team that kept gloating how all these Viking players that defected to Seattle were now on a pro team instead of a farm team? Reality check!

    It’s also funny how you say the Vikings blow. Really? Coming from A seahawk fan that his team has never accomplished anything???? Another reality check for you.

  76. brutar88 says:
    Jul 31, 2013 3:33 AM
    So the five best receivers in the NFC are now Fitzgerald, Bryant, Cobb, Jordy Nelson, and James Jones. And the best QB is Rodgers. Anyone notice a pattern here?

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    Have you ever heard of Calvin Johnson?
    Nice post.

  77. Viking fans are pretty pathetic claim victory because Percy Harvin got hurt. Sidney Rice had solid numbers in our run first offense, he took some of the hardest hits in NFL last year and never missed a game. Tavaris Jackson helped our team to the playoffs as we were rebuilding and is now a legit back. Most fans who watch football would rather have him than noodle arm Ponder who looks like a wasted 1st rounder. Its a tough break for Seattle but with Rice, Baldwin and Tate at WR, Wilson will be just fine.

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