The concern is WR Percy Harvin might have a partially torn labrum, but two people familiar with the injury told USA TODAY Sports the Seahawks are hopeful surgery -- and the lengthy recovery that follows -- won't be necessary, pending another MRI. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because injury details were to remain private.
Harvin is scheduled to get a second opinion Tuesday from noted hip specialist Dr. Bryan Kelly at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. HC Pete Carroll said there is no rush to make a decision because surgery would end Harvin's first season in Seattle no matter when it happens.
"We're going to wait it out and make sure we know what's going on," Carroll said. "He was running full-speed a week ago. He was fine. He's not far away from being back out there. But we need to know the (seriousness) of the injury. And we'll know that in time. ... We need to see how he responds (to rehabilitation) and all that, and we need to get all the opinions that we need and make a great decision to take care of him."
Typical recovery from surgery for a torn labrum is 12 to 16 weeks. But every injury is different, players recover at different rates and teams want to protect their investments.
So the question is whether the injury is minor enough that rest and rehab would allow Harvin to play through it. We should know more by Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.