Day one of the Seahawks season brought with it a ton of optimism
It also brought with it one potential storm cloud as the team confirmed reports that it’s possible receiver Percy Harvin could need surgery to repair a lingering labrum issue.
Harvin, whom the team acquired from Minnesota in the off-season and signed to a six-year contract worth as much as $67 million, was among six players the team replaced on the Physically Unable to Perform list (players can come off that list at any time).
Harvin was the most surprising as it had not been known he had a potentially serious issue, though he had also been limited during mini-camp with the same injury.
“He has a hip issue we are dealing with came up working out over the summer,” coach Pete Carroll said after practice. “And we are trying to figure it out, doing everything we can to make the right decision and help him and taker care of him in every way. He was working out just week or so ago going full speed. but it was bothering him enough we took some looks at it and trying to figure out what the right procedures and take care of him and getting him back out on the field.”
Asked if the injury was indeed to the labrum, as had been reported by several NFL outlets, Carroll said: “It’s in that area, yeah. We are going to take a really good look at it, get second opinions and and all that kind of stuff to do the right thing. It’s really early in camp.”
Asked if surgery were a possibility. Carroll didn’t rule it out, saying: “It may be. We will find out. We are just going ahead and do it step by step. I know he was working full speed just a few days ago but we need to take care of him and take every precaution to do that. … Right now we need to get more information. We don’t know enough right. The good part is it’s really early. We have a long time to get him ready.”
Also on the PUP list are starting TE Zach Miller and backup RB Robert Turbin.
Carroll said Miller has a “sore foot,” an injury suffered in mini-camp but not related to the injury he suffered in the playoffs.
Carroll said Turbin also has a sore foot and that “we just want to really make sure that we’ve got him right.”
Also on the PUP list is DE Chris Clemons, and Carroll said more about when he may be back will be known over the next few days as the team now has a chance to take a good look at him.
One positive was the return to full duty of guard James Carpenter, who worked with the second team on the left side throughout practice. Carpenter said afterward he felt 100 percent and Carroll said “he looked really good for his first day.”
You can see some of what Carroll had to say to the media afterward below, including his comments on Harvin: