Seattle Seahawks head coach, Pete Carroll confirmed that newly acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin underwent surgery on his injured hip.
Although the surgery “went very well,” according to Carroll, Harvin has yet to return to Seattle and will remain out of commission for a number of months. The Seahawks are still waiting for an official time table for the electric wide receiver’s recovery, but are hoping for a Thanksgiving return.
Assuming he’s back for week 13, Harvin will also suit up against the 49ers (in San Francisco), the Giants (in New York), and the Cardinals and Rams (both in Seattle). This truncated season would leave Harvin serviceable for fantasy football owners for the last week of the fantasy season, and then the playoffs.
Pete Carroll says that the Seattle offense will not change with the absence of Harvin, but the team will surely miss him on kickoff and punt returns. Golden Tate is likely to see a spike in fantasy points as Harvin’s passes are thrown his way instead.
However, a less fortunate Russell Wilson will miss Seattle’s explosive offseason acquisition, as Harvin has been known to inflate quarterbacks’ numbers.