Percy Harvin to undergo hip surgery


Percy Harvin won’t be able to join his teammates on the field until later in the season. (Ted S. Warren / AP)

The Seattle Seahawks paid a steep price for wide receiver Percy Harvin in March and, although they were aware of his hip problem then, they learned Tuesday afternoon that he will require surgery that will sideline him until late in the season.

Harvin, whom the Seahawks obtained for first-, third- and seventh-round picks and gave a five-year contract with $25.5 million in guarantees, announced on Twitter that he will have surgery after getting a second medical opinion.

“[W]hen everything is goin good sometimes life throw u a curve ball,” Harvin tweeted. “sorry to half to report that my injury will require surgery…” He added that “Nobody was more anxious and excited about season then….but I will be back strong as ever..i appreciate all the love and prayers 12th man.”

Harvin is likely to be placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, which would allow the Seahawks to activate him between Week 7 and Week 15. He could also be placed on the injured reserve list, with the designation to return. Recovery time for repair of a torn labrum typically is three-to-four months.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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Cindy Boren · July 31, 2013