When the Seahawks traded for Percy Harin gave up multiple draft picks back in March, there was no doubt about his talent level. The expectation was that Harvin would be Russell Wilson's favorite target for the next decade. Their only concern involved his body withstanding the rigors of an NFL season. Harvin battled migraines early in his career and missed the second half of the 2012 season after severely spraining his ankle. Unfortunately, Harvin didn't even make it to his regular season opener with the Seahawks before the injury bug swarmed him again.
According to Pete Carroll, a hip injury which has him on the physically unable to perform list may require surgery for the Seahawks explosive new receiver. There's no timetable on his recovery, but hip injuries are tricky. It remains to be seen whether this is strictly a problem for the near future or for 2013 and beyond.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Harvin has a possible slight tear in the labrum of his hip and will get a second opinion early next week, according to a source who is aware of Harvin's condition. The team will know more about his availability then.
"It's in that area, yeah," Carroll said, confirming Rapoport's report. "We're going to take a real good look at it and get second opinions and all that kind of stuff, to do the right thing. It's really early in camp, we got plenty of time to get this thing worked out, so we're being very careful."