Percy Harvin reveals he had tumor removed in offseason
After making his season debut with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, wide receiver Percy Harvin revealed that, in addition to hip surgery last offseason, he underwent an appendectomy. And during the latter procedure, doctors found a benign tumor on his appendix.
Harvin revealed the bits of news after the Seahawks' 41-20 victory Sunday over the Minnesota Vikings, Harvin's former team.
"I've been through a lot besides the hip surgery," Harvin said, according to ESPN.com's Terry Blount. ‘‘So it was an enjoyable feeling to get back out there. I wanted to see where I was at. Today was the test everyone wanted to see. I don't see any more setbacks. I'm looking to take off from here."
Harvin had one catch for 17 yards on Sunday, and he returned a kickoff 58 yards.
#Seahawks WR Percy Harvin said besides hip he had a tumor removed and appendectomy since last played football so return was emotional.
— Liz Mathews 710 ESPN (@Liz_Mathews) November 18, 2013
The Harvin tumor was related to the appendix procedure, not a separate occurrence.... — Liz Mathews 710 ESPN (@Liz_Mathews) November 18, 2013