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Surgery for Percy Harvin on Thursday

Posted Jul 30, 2013

A second opinion has determined that receiver/returner/runner Percy Harvin will need surgery to repair the injury that has prevented him from practicing during the Seahawks training camp.

Percy Harvin will have surgery on Thursday to deal with the injury that forced the Seahawks to place the receiver/returner/runner on the physical unable to perform list when training camp opened last week.

Harvin, who was obtained in an offseason trade with the Vikings, went to New York for a second opinion on the best way to deal with the injury. The club announced the need for surgery late Tuesday, but no other details were made available.

The versatile and prolific Harvin missed the final seven games last season because of an ankle injury. He was among the NFL leaders in receptions (62) and kickoff-return average (35.9) at the time of the injury.

The Seahawks were looking at Harvin's presence as another productive option in an already potent offense. The club still has Doug Baldwin to play in the slot, and drafted running back Christine Michael this year to complement leading rusher Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin.

“We’re prepared either way,” general manager told Sirius Radio on Monday, when the team still was looking at multiple options regarding Harvin’s status. “We’re going to put our arms around him and help him out as much as we can.”

After practice on Tuesday, coach Pete Carroll said, “We continue to progress with this simple thought that we’re going do whatever we need to do to help Percy be right. Whatever that is.”

Now the club knows what it is.