Reports: Seahawks WR Percy Harvin has 'slight tear' in labrum, could require surgery

Tim Polzer
Thursday July 25th, 2013

The Seahawks traded for Percy Harvin in March and quickly signed him to a six-year, $67 million contract. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) The Seahawks traded for Percy Harvin in March and signed him to a six-year, $67 million contract. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

The Seahawks' biggest off-season move designed to get them over the NFC Championship hump to their first Super Bowl in eight years is starting to look a bit shaky. The team announced receiver Percy Harvin -- obtained via a trade with the Vikings in March -- will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Harvin has suffered a "slight tear" in the labrum that could require surgery. Harvin will seek a second opinion early next week. ProFootballTalk confirms Harvin's tear -- spotted on an MRI performed Thursday -- and the possibility of surgery.

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The Seahawks placed a high value on adding Harvin's speed and open-field threat to their offense, surrendering multiple draft picks to the Vikings and quickly signing him to a six-year deal worth $67 million.

The team has been happy with Harvin's work in minicamps. After being sidelined in the second half of last season with an ankle injury, bringing a history of migraines to Seattle and passing the team's trade physical, Harvin did not appear slowed until this week. GALLERY: Snapshots from NFL training camps

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