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Carroll confirms Harvin will get a second opinion on hip, says team will take a wait-and-see approach to injury

Post by Eric Williams on July 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm with 30 Comments »
July 27, 2013 1:18 pm

Talking with reporters after this morning’s training camp practice, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed an earlier report that receiver Percy Harvin will travel to New York to get a second opinion on his injured hip with Dr. Bryan Kelly.

Harvin, Seattle’s top offseason acquisition, was placed on the PUP list to begin training camp, and watched practice from the sidelines for a third straight day.

Carroll did not rule out the possibility that Harvin could return and play this season if his injured hip requires surgery to fix.

“It wouldn’t necessarily be season ending,” Carroll said. “That’s one of the scenarios it could be, but the likelihood of getting back just depends on what they have to do. … That’s a possibility, but we’re hoping that’s not the probability. We’re thinking it’s going to be better than that.”

Carroll said the team is looking for clarity for how to move forward with Harvin’s injury by the player seeking a second opinion.

“There’s a whole array of situations that could occur,” Carroll said. “We have to wait and see. It’s everything that he might be able to come right back here in a couple weeks and be ready to go. There may be some procedure that needs to take place, and there’s a number of different ways that could happen. And the lengths of the recovery depends on what has to take place.

“So it’s uncertain right now. But for sure we’re going to take our time, and be very patient. And make sure that the docs get a good look at it.”

Carroll said that Harvin wants to practice, but the team needs to make sure he’s fully healthy before taking the field.

“He’s really frustrated because he wants to play so bad,” Carroll said. “It’s killing him not to be out there. But we just have to be really smart about it. And because it’s so early, we have a lot of time, and we’re going to utilize it.”

Carroll had this to say when asked how concerned he is that Harvin will not be available to the team for the 2013 season: “I don’t even know. I don’t know that. And we’ll just wait and see. We know that there’s been guys with a similar injury that have played. And there’s been guys with a similar injury that don’t – that take some time, or take some procedures and stuff. So we just have to wait it out, and find out. And we’re just going to be as diligent about that as possible.”

Specifically, Carroll also said that safety Kam Chancellor played with a similar hip issue last season.

“Kam Chancellor made it through and he’s okay,” Carroll said. “So we know that there’s a chance that it could be all right. So we just have to keep our fingers crossed. We’re pretty optimistically minded around here. And we’ll try to take as much time as we need to make a really good decision to take care of him in the best way possible.”

Carroll said that when Harvin reported to training camp he some soreness in his hip, which prompted team doctors to take a closer look, which led to the team taking a closer look at the injury.

Injuries, Training camp
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  1. MattandCindy says:

    It’s like buying a brand new Ferrari and having it die in the parking lot of the dealership. Let’s just hope it’s because we let our foot off the clutch, and it’s not a cracked block.

  2. raymaines says:

    Well, that’s the essence of the debate at this point isn’t it? What does PH holding himself out of practice on a hot summer day really mean, or does it mean anything at all? Is this where the entire season starts to unravel or just a signal the Harvin honeymoon is almost over?

  3. GeorgiaHawk says:

    This makes me appreciate Kam all the more.

  4. Dukeshire says:

    I was thinking the same thing. Kam is a tough SOB. I dont recall him ever being listed on an injury report.

  5. sluggo42 says:

    I’m pissed, but lets see what the 2ond opine says
    MAybe it all works out

    So towards the end of the live feed to day they ran a play where RW threw it deep toe a td, but the cameraman was unable to follow the play. Did anyone see that play and can tell me what happened?

  6. Dukeshire says:

    Some pretty big injuries around camps today. Potta amd Maclin each go.down.

  7. Any more news on Seattle’s latest acquisition? O’Brien Schofield is apparently now a ‘hawk. Former Cards OLB. I sincerely hope this doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of Loutuleilei.

    And yeah, Duke, some big injuries this year out of TC this year around the league. They think Maclin tore his ACL/MCL. Huge blow to the iggles. Not sure exactly what happened to Pitta, but sounds like he got rocked pretty hard during a live session.

  8. Dukeshire says:

    Pitta. lol. Sorry about that.

  9. Dukeshire says:

    Reported as a dislocated hip. That has got to be painful.

  10. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I just discovered this cool song parody guy on you tube named Hawkins. Has anyone else heard of him?

  11. SandpointHawk says:

    That would be Dennis Pitta not Harry Potta…Duke your smart phone spell check needs to be punished…LOL

  12. bbnate420 says:

    Maclin has torn ACL. At least the NFL Network reported it. I haven’t heard anything about Pitta.

  13. Yeah, Maclin done for the season. Harsh.

  14. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I think his name is Steve or something.

  15. “I just discovered this cool song parody guy on you tube named Hawkins. Has anyone else heard of him?”

    lolol. Not really into the whole song parody thing, but that’s cool that you found another freak just like yourself. Please don’t invite him here, or they’re going to need another whole section of this blog for you guys to compare and share lyrics.

  16. bbnate420 says:

    “It takes time—sometimes 2 to 3 months—for the hip to heal after a dislocation. The rehabilitation time may be longer if there are additional fractures. An orthopaedic surgeon may recommend traction for a short period of time, followed by controlled exercises using a continuous passive motion machine.

    Patients can probably begin walking with crutches when free of pain. A walking aid, such as a cane, should be used until the limp disappears.

    A hip dislocation can have long-term consequences, particularly if there are associated fractures. As the thighbone is pushed out of its socket, it can disrupt blood vessels and nerves. When blood supply to the bone is lost, the bone can die, resulting in avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis. The protective cartilage covering the bone may also be damaged, which increases the risk of developing arthritis in the joint.”

  17. SaigonSun says:

    It sounds to me like PC is drying to “dance real fast”. Was Harvin a mistake? I my opinion , yes it was… Much bigger than Clipboard Jesus.
    Do I think we should “lose” PC and all that was created in the last three years–absolutely NOT. No matter how much I dislike him, I am aware we could do a lot worse (like the days when we had Mora the Moron}.So, lets circle the wagons and keep conquering the West.
    Go Hawks !

  18. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Lol, I need to learn more about him.

  19. SandpointHawk says:

    Oh my I guess I need to refresh more often…

  20. montanamike2 says:

    If Kam was injured last year with something like this, then he’ll be back to greatness now that he’s been repaired and rehabbed. Last year he just didn’t seem like the same player as a couple years ago, this explains a lot. It sounds like Pete is kind of questioning Harvins toughness to play through injury. He is expensive and a luxury but i still hope the trade pays dividends to a trophy.

  21. HawksKD, just read your two practice reports and wanted to say “thank you.” Wish we could get more of those from you.

  22. bbnate420 says:

    Kam also had a messed up foot or ankle last year.

    HawksKD, I enjoy your reports, and you certainly seem to know what you’re talking about. I was just wondering if you have any background in football or if you’re just a fan?

  23. There is no reason to be down on the acquisition of PH. Over the years in MIN his target percentage was between 25.1% in ’09 to 31% in ’12 (it has continually grown). His catch rate was 69.6% in ’09, 73% in ’10, 79.1% in ’11, and 74.3% in ’12. When he’s on the field, the odds are the QB is throwing to him. SR had a so-so year in ’11 but came back with a year like we expected him to have last season. When we have the two of them playing together at near their potential NOONE will be saying that it was a mistake to acquire either of them.

  24. trout_hound says:

    He may be out for a few games, but there is no way we’ll regret having Percy on our team. The dude is a baller. Just wait.

  25. Thank you kindly gentlemen. I’ve played every sport under the moon BUT football. Soccer, hockey, lacrosse, basketball , wrestling swimming name it played it. Just a fan that became obsessed with understanding the sport that I was never allowed to play.

  26. FleaFlicker says:

    Pitta’s hip dislocation is no joke. It is HARD to dislocate a hip. The most common method I’ve seen is for a cross country skier to collide with a tree stump mid turn. It takes a tremendous amount of force.

    I remember this one dude that got brought into the Vail ER with a hip dislocation. Homeslice was given enough Versed to take down an elephant and he was still screaming for the entire hour it took for two ER doctors, literally standing on the treatment table, to jam his hip back into place.

    If a hip dislocation cannot be fixed as described above, then we’re talking surgery. Which would be a season ender. If Pitta can get his dislocation reduced without surgery, I’d expect to see him back in a month or so.

  27. emperorzook says:

    Pitta has a fracture along with being dislocated. Out for the season–nfl.html

  28. emperorzook says:

    Pitta has a fracture along with being dislocated. Out for the season–nfl.html

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