Seahawks coach Pete Carroll didn’t officially rule wide receiver Percy Harvin out of Monday night’s game over the weekend, but he talked about Harvin as if he’d already concluded that the receiver would have to sit because of his injured hip.
Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that Harvin, who is listed as doubtful, went to see doctors this weekend to have the hip examined and that he had a cortisone injection in an attempt to calm things down in the hip. It’s the second time that Harvin’s hip has flared up since he returned to practice October and he needed to have it drained the first time around.
All of which makes it almost certain that we won’t see Harvin against the Saints on Monday night in a game that can all but sew up home field in the playoffs for the Seahawks with a victory. It also means that his status for Week 14 against the 49ers is going to be up in the air until late this week as the Seahawks try to see if Harvin’s a player they can count on for anything this season.
At 10-1, the Seahawks can obviously handle things without Harvin in the lineup but it would make life easier to know what you’re getting rather than engage in weekly guessing games.