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Seattle Seahawks' Percy Harvin Sidelined with Hip Surgery

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The newly acquired WR got hurt even before he had a chance to take the field for his new team.

Seattle Seahawks' Percy Harvin Sidelined with Hip Surgery

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In what could be the most fun division this season with powerhouses Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers coupled with the upstart St. Louis Rams and improving Arizona Cardinals the Seahawks suffered a big loss to hurt their position at the top of the totem pole. This week it was rumored that Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin would need to undergo hip surgery at some point. 

After getting a second opinion Harvin announced Tuesday night through his twitter account that he will indeed need surgery.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>when everything is goin good sometimes life throw u a curve ball... sorry to half to report that my injury will require surgery...</p>&mdash; Percy Harvin (@Percy_Harvin) <a href="https://twitter.com/Percy_Harvin/statuses/362361064236650496">July 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

The surgery will take place Thursday and the timetable for his return cannot yet be determined. Doctors believe the injury will keep Harvin out 3-4 months, putting him on pace to return sometime in November for the end run of the season. The Seahawks traded for Harvin this offseason from the Minnesota Vikings for first and seventh round draft picks in 2013 and a third round pick in 2014. Subsequently he was signed to a six-year, $67 million contract that jumpstarted the arms race between the Seahawks and 49ers. It is ironic that Harvin ended up with the Seahawks because he ended the season on injured reserve last year because of an ankle injury suffered against the Seahawks.

Harvin started the training camp on the physically unable to perform list and most likely will stay there until the Seahawks have a better idea of the timetable for his return. Being on the PUP list when the season starts means Harvin will have to sit out the first six games of the season and would need to return to practice by the end of Week 11 to avoid missing the whole season.

Who this injury hurts most are the people who drafted Harvin in fantasy football prior to his surgery news and as a result wasted a draft pick and roster spot on him. The Seahawks on the other hand still have as good a chance at contending this season as anyone. They have Sidney Rice and Golden Tate at receiver to take over while Harvin is out but the heart of this offense is the running game. Russell Wilson was able to get through last season without Harvin and should be just fine this season as well. Having Harvin would help but it does not kill the Seahawks as they are not a passing team; they were dead last in the NFL in passing attempts per game last season. As long as Marshawn Lynch is healthy the offense will be fine.

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