Percy Harvin waited all year to get back on the field for the Seattle Seahawks, but the playmaking wide receiver only made it only a short time into the divisional round matchup against the New Orleans Saints before he was back on the sidelines.
Early in the game Harvin took a huge hit from Saints safety Rafeal Bush after dropping a pass from Russell Wilson, going down hard to the turf. Though Bush took a 15-yard penalty on the play, the damage to Harvin was far more concering for the Seahawks.
Percy Harvin was evaluated for a concussion on the sidelines, and then taken back to the locker room for more tests. He argued with athletic trainers that he was fine to return to the game, and apparently must have made a compelling argument as he was back on the sidelines during the next Saints possession and back in the game when Seattle got the ball again.
It didn’t last long. Late in the second quarter he was hit hard by Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins in the end zone, and left the game for good with a concussion.
It seems to many Seahawks fans as if Harvin is cursed. Coming in as a high-profile free agent expected to add a boost to the already dangerous Seahawks offense, Harvin instead missed almost the entire season after having hip surgery during training came. In the end Harvin played in just one game and caught one pass.
It’s unclear how long Percy Harvin will miss with the injury. He will undergo further concussion testing this week, but with new stringent standards against playing with concussions his status for the NFC Championship Game could be in doubt.