Posted January 17, 2014

Seahawks WR Percy Harvin ruled out for NFC Championship game with concussion

Injury Roundup, Seattle Seahawks

(Ted S. Warren/AP)

It’s been a rough year for Percy Harvin, unable to stay on the field through several injuries. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

The Seattle Seahawks will face the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship Sunday afternoon without one of their most talented offensive weapons in receiver Percy Harvin, who was ruled out due to the concussion he suffered against the New Orleans Saints in the divisional round. Harvin, acquired from the Minnesota Vikings for Seattle’s first-round pick in 2013, missed all but 20 snaps of the regular season with a hip injury and played just 19 snaps against the Saints before he had to leave the game following two hard hits.

“He’s still going through the process — the protocols as we call it — and we don’t know,” head coach Pete Carroll said of Harvin’s status on Thursday. “We don’t know anything yet.”

They know now, and it’s been announced. Harvin managed to get back in the game after an early collision with Saints safety Rafael Bush had him looking woozy. However, an incomplete pass from Wilson in the second quarter led to a smackdown from Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins, and Harvin’s day was officially done.

“The poor kid,” Carroll said. “He finally gets to play, and he banged his head against the turf real hard. He was OK the first time, but the second one really rocked him. He was battling, did a good job and gave us a little spark.”

The Seahawks, who signed Harvin to a six-year, $67 million contract with $25.5 million guaranteed after the trade, hoped Harvin would put them over the top with his speed and athleticism. But the hip injury, suffered at the start of the team’s training camp, stole that opportunity with the exception of the Saints game and a few plays against the Vikings on Nov. 17. In that game, Harvin caught one pass for 17 yards and returned a kick for 58 yards, proving that when he is healthy, Harvin is one of the most explosive athletes in the NFL.

Sadly for the Seahawks, “when he is healthy” has proven to be a rather stern qualifier.

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17 comments
donnied_oyyy
donnied_oyyy

he got cheap shotted by a dirty player who should have been kicked out of that game,sad,harvin will be great next year,i guarantee it.

RobertStrodepenn
RobertStrodepenn

i have no doubt that the hawks planned their whole game around harvin...  all is lost now :(

Jim21
Jim21

What a china doll. He had constant migraines while with the Vikings and now this hip thing and a concussion. The guy can't stay healthy enough to use the restroom it seems. 

Voiceover310
Voiceover310

He barely played this season, why is the media making such a big deal about him not being available for Sunday's game? This is a non issue

OK
OK

Harvin's got his big guaranteed contract. Harvin just doesn't care.

Weakness. Pure weakness.

Harvin was weak with the Gators. Weak with the Vikings. Weak, and very well paid, with the Hawks.

martyabq
martyabq

WHAT ABOUT THAT SLAM TO HIS HEAD AFTER HE WAS BEING TACKLED?  THE SAINTS PLAYED DIRTY. THUG FOOTBALL.  THERE SHOULD BE FINES AND SUSPENSIONS FOR PLAYERS AND MANAGERS WHO ALLOW IT TO CONTINUE.    

Matthew W
Matthew W

Let him toke up and he'll be just fine....


That's why he moved to Washington in the first place.

Craig
Craig

Sad.  He's tried to get back, and I think his efforts have been honest.  He's not just hanging out, collecting a check.  He genuinely wants to be playing, and there's little doubt that Seattle would be an even more dangerous team with him in there.  However, they're doing the right thing by keeping him out if he's not able to safely go onto the field.


On a related note, I'm still looking for the fine to be levied against Bush for that obvious targeting hit.  It may not have been the one that took Harvin out of the game, but it was clear and blatant.  I really expected to see Bush head for the sideline to collect his bounty.

BigFuzzy
BigFuzzy

So why is this a big deal.. the guy hasn't contributed this year (not his fault) so the team is where it is without him.. if he comes in at some point and makes a contribution, make it something. Otherwise, STFU about Harvin already!

mgranadosv
mgranadosv

So if the Seahawks win the SB does Harvin get a ring for playing 20 snaps in the whole year?

Matthew W
Matthew W

@martyabq 

Can he borrow some Adderall from Richard Sherman? He's got the hookup...