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.