Percy Harvin, who played in only one game this season because of a hip injury, was injured on the Seahawks' third offensive play against the Saints in their Division Round playoff game on Saturday. But it was a hit late in the second quarter that knocked him out of the game with a concussion.
In the first quarter, Harvin couldn't haul in a pass on 3rd-and-11 from the Saints' 41-yard line, but New Orleans defensive back Rafael Bush was flagged for unnecessary roughness for a high hit on a defenseless receiver.
Harvin, whose mouthpiece flew out on the play, was taken to the locker room to go through concussion protocol, the team announced, and his helmet was taken from him, but he returned after missing only one offensive series.
Despite the penalty, Bush was congratulated by teammates upon returning to the Saints' sideline.
Then, with 1:28 left in the first half, Harvin again took a hard hit trying to catch a pass in the end zone. Trainers came out to check on him, but he walked off on his own power. He was taken to the locker room, and was again put through concussion protocol.
He had three catches for 21 yards, including a key 16-yard grab to convert a third down, and a nine-yard rush on an end around. The Seahawks led 16-0 at halftime.
Harvin will not return; concussion. — Jim Trotter (@SI_JimTrotter) January 11, 2014