Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings is tackled by Earl Thomas #29 of the Seattle Seahawks during play at CenturyLink Field on November 4, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
by Curtis Crabtree
RENTON - The excitment over the start of training camp for the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday has been somewhat overshadowed by injury news regarding one of the team's biggest offseason acquisitions.
WR Percy Harvin was among six players placed on the physically unable to perform list prior to the start of training camp. Harvin missed some time during offseason workout due to what was called a hip flexor issue at the time.
Therefore it wasn't a complete surprise that Harvin begins camp on PUP. However, it appears the injury could be more serious than initially anticipated. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network first reported that Harvin may have a "slight tear" in his hip laburm.
Head coach Pete Carroll spoke after practice and confirmed Harvin has a hip issue in the area of his labrum that they are looking at and evaluatiing.
"Percy's got a hip issue that we're dealing with that came up here while he was working out over the summer," Carroll said. "He was working out just a week or so ago, going full speed. But it was bothering him enough we took some looks at it.
"We're going to take a really good look at it, get a second opinion, all that kind of stuff. ...I know he was working full speed just a few days ago but we need to take care of him so we'll take every precaution to do that."
Carroll said that they just don't know enough about the issue right now and need to get more information before that can understand the full scope of the problem. He wouldn't rule out surgery as a possibility depending on the results of the testing.
In addition to Harvin, DE Chris Clemons (knee), DT Greg Scruggs (knee), TE Zach Miller (foot), RB Robert Turbin (foot) and CB Tharold Simon (foot) were also placed on the PUP list. LB Korey Toomer (knee) was placed on the non-football injury list.