Percy Harvin Injury: Updates on Seahawks WR's Concussion and Return

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIJanuary 11, 2014

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Updates from Thursday, Jan. 23

USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports Percy Harvin does not feel his history of migraines had an impact on when he was cleared:

The Seahawks pass along Harvin's thoughts on returning for the Super Bowl:

Curtis Crabtree of ProFootballTalk provided Harvin's feelings on how the season has transpired:

Updates from Wednesday, Jan. 22

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports that Percy Harvin has returned to practice and met expectations:

Updates from Monday, Jan. 20

Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo reports Percy Harvin (concussion) is expected to be available to play in the Super Bowl on Feb. 2:

Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin never really had a shot to play in the NFC Championship Game after leaving twice in the divisional-round victory over the New Orleans Saints. The Seahawks were going to be careful with Harvin, even if his symptoms were mild. They expect him to play in the Super Bowl, sources have told FOX Sports. And while Seattle has gotten to this point without him, it certainly doesn't hurt to have that added dimension on offense.

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times and John Boyle of the Everett Herald had more from Pete Carroll on Harvin's status:

Updates from Sunday, Jan. 19

Curtis Crabtree of passed along the inactives for the NFC Championship Game:


Updates from Friday, Jan. 17

USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports that Harvin will not play Sunday:

Earlier in the day Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reported that Harvin still hadn't received clearance to play:


Updates from Thursday, Jan. 16

Tom Pelissero of USA Today reveals that Percy Harvin has not been cleared to play yet:

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Updates from Wednesday, Jan. 15

Curtis Crabtree of Pro Football Talk reports that Harvin will not practice today:

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Updates from Monday, Jan. 13

Radio station ESPN 710 in Seattle and John Boyle of the Everett Herald provide the latest information on Percy Harvin's recovery:

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Updates from Saturday, Jan. 11

The Seattle Seahawks report that Percy Harvin has been ruled out for the rest of the game with a concussion:

Fox Sports 1's Mike Garafolo reports that Harvin was in good spirits after the game:

The team previously reported that Harvin, who left the NFC divisional round game in the first quarter with a head injury, was headed back to the locker room in the second quarter with the same ailment:

USA Today's Tom Pelissero described the scene:

Harvin previously returned to the game against the New Orleans Saints in the first quarter.

Pelissero reported the news:

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Original Text

The return to the field for Seattle Seahawks star Percy Harvin was unfortunately short-lived when he suffered a head injury in the first quarter of Saturday's divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.

According to the Seahawks' official Twitter account, Harvin is being evaluated for a concussion after suffering a big hit from Saints defensive back Rafael Bush:'s Mike Sando reported that Harvin was headed to the locker room for evaluation:

Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post observed that the Seahawks' trainer took away Harvin's helmet—usually an indicator that a player won't come back into the game:

Harvin had battled back from a nagging hip ailment to play in this critical contest at CenturyLink Field.

Tom Pelissero of USA Today does have some encouraging news, though, as Harvin ran back onto the field:

The Everett Herald's John Boyle reports that Harvin got his helmet back, hinting that his injury may not be as severe as it looked:

After playing only one game in the regular season, Seattle fans were excited to see what the team would get out of the explosive playmaker. With the speed and agility Harvin possesses, he could have proven to be an X-factor on offense and even as a returner.

Now it looks as though Harvin's status for the remainder of the postseason is at least in some jeopardy, however far the Seahawks manage to advance.