Wide receiver Percy Harvin will begin his first raining camp with the Seattle Seahawks on the physically unable to perform list, reports NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
Harvin has a possible slight tear in the labrum of his hip and will get a second opinion next week.
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com says the injury was spotted in an MRI performed Thursday, which could result in surgery.
The Seahawks signed the former Minnesota Vikings star to a six-year deal worth $67 million this offseason, surrendering multiple draft picks to the Vikings.
“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,” said coach Pete Carroll. “It’s really early in camp, we got plenty of time to get this thing worked out, so we’re being very careful.”
“We’re going to go ahead and take it step by step. I know he was working full speed just a few days ago. But we need to take care of him. We don’t know enough information. The number of guys we have on PUP we have to be careful. We have to bring them back in good order and be diligent about the process right now.”
The team wants Harvin to try to practice and play with the injury (along with non-surgical treatment, of course). Harvin intends to exercise his right to a second opinion, and arrangements currently are being made for Harvin to be evaluated by a top expert in the field. (Why do we have a feeling that the names “James” and “Andrews” eventually will emerge in connection with this story?)
Depending on the second opinion, Harvin may ultimately have surgery.