Pete Carroll says Percy Harvin will be fine for the Super Bowl
Good news for Seattle Seahawks fans came Monday as they get ready to take on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told KIRO-AM in Seattle Monday that injury plagued wide receiver Percy Harvin "should be fine" to play in the Super Bowl. Harvin is recovering from a concussion suffered in the divisional round of the playoffs against the New Orleans Saints.
When the Seattle Seahawks traded three draft picks, including a first rounder in 2014, to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for Harvin it seemed to be a slam dunk move. Shortly after the trade Harvin was diagnosed with a slight labrum tear in his hip while training in the off-season. In August he underwent successful hip surgery and was subsequently placed on the physically unable to perform list.
Harvin's return to action came in week 11 against the Vikings, he caught one pass for 17 yards and returned a punt 58 yards in a 41-20 Seahawks victory. The comeback was derailed however, as Harvin aggravated his hip injury, which kept him out of action until the divisional round of the playoffs.
The promising addition of a playmaker to the Seahawks offense turned into a disappointment once again, with 1:28 left to play in the first half of the divisional playoff game against the Saints, Harvin's comeback was cut short. Harvin attempted a leaping catch in the end zone and landed awkwardly on his head while simultaneously taking a hit from Saint's safety Malcolm Jenkins. He didn't return to the sidelines with his team in the second half after being diagnosed with a concussion.
"That poor kid," coach Pete Carroll said. "He finally gets to play and he banged his head against the turf really hard."
Harvin will get another chance to make his comeback the right way on the biggest stage in professional sports. After being kept on the sidelines for most of the season, surely he'll be looking to make a big impact in the game as the Seahawks look to win their first Super Bowl title in franchise history.