Percy Harvin will not play in the NFC Championship Game.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed that Harvin is out on Sunday against the 49ers after suffering a concussion last week against the Saints. The announcement comes as no surprise: Harvin had missed practice all week, and from all indications he wasn’t going to be able to make it through the NFL’s concussion protocol.
“He will not make it through the doctors’ protocol and will not be able to go,” Carroll said. “It’s super disappointing for Percy — he wants to play. You can see it, he played his tail off when he had his chance, it’s just unfortunate circumstances.”
The Seahawks traded first-, third- and seventh-round draft picks to the Vikings to acquire Harvin in March, and they signed him to a six-year, $67 million contract. But Harvin managed to play in just one regular season game and one postseason game, and he came out of both of those games with injuries.
It’s still possible that Harvin could help the Seahawks win the Super Bowl, and Carroll said he expects Harvin to practice next week — which assumes that the Seahawks will have a next week. But this week, Harvin is out.