Seahawks coach Pete Carroll did not speak to local reporters today.
But he did speak to a visiting writer from USA Today and offered a potentially dire prediction for receiver Percy Harvin should a second opinion next week reveal that he would need surgery on his hip.
“If you have hip surgery, it’s a lot longer than the season,” Carroll told USA TODAY Sports in a story that published Friday night. “Hip surgery, he’s not going to play for the season.”
The story, though, also reiterates what has been the general theme at Seahawks camp — that the organization thinks, and is hopeful, that Harvin won’t need surgery.
The story also appears to clarify a little of what happened here, that Harvin was initially cleared by the Seahawks but that Harvin didn’t feel comfortable and wanted a second opinion.
That scenario would only add more fuel to the idea that this is the kind of think that seems to follow Harvin around, such as this story from ESPN.com speculating that maybe Harvin just doesn’t want to deal with training camp.
Receiver Sidney Rice, a teammate of Harvin’s in Minnesota, strongly supported Harvin in a separate ESPN.com interview today.
As all the stories detail, Harvin is set to get a second opinion in New York on Tuesday. So for now, it’s just lots of rumors and conjecture.