Percy Harvin may not suit up for the Seahawks again until the Super Bowl after head coach Pete Carroll mentioned the wide receiver would sit out Thursday’s practice because of testing for the concussion suffered in the Divisional round win over the Saints.
Many fans took to their computers last weekend after the Seahawks defeated the New Orléans Saints, not to celebrate the victory, but to express their outrage at how obvious it was that the Saints had set out to injure the Seahawks’ Percy Harvin.
It would be hard to imagine a team like the Saints, that was punished so heavily last season for setting bounties on opposing players would think of targeting anyone and purposely trying to injure them after the “Bounty Gate” incident.
Now, even as a hardcore Seahawks fan I remain skeptical that this is in fact what happened. There were a few harder than normal hits in that game and it very well could be that Harvin just happened to be in the worst position to protect himself from a devastating hit.
The Saints player that layed the hit was then caught by cameras celebrating on the sideline right afterwards. That doesn’t sit well with me and it shouldn’t go unpunished. But what is done, is done.
Harvin has only played in two games thus far for the Seahawks and has been unable to finish either one. The hit that led to the concussion was the second major hit of the game, and resulted in his head hitting the turf in the end zone after jumping to catch a pass (pictured above).
You can check out the full injury report here.