Percy Harvin’s injured hip will reportedly keep him off the football field for several months. The Seahawks initially hoped that Harvin might be able to fight through the partial labrum tear with help from rehab but after receiving a second opinion Harvin was told he must have surgery.
Bad news for Harvin and the Seahawks. Good news for Viking fans who enjoy gloating over the misfortunes of former players. There’s plenty of gloating to be done this season with both Harvin and Sidney Rice battling physical problems. Rice himself has reportedly been sent to Switzerland for wacko treatments on his bum knee.
The Vikings themselves have said very little about their former player Harvin and his situation. Tom Pelissero – back in Mankato for a few days as a USA Today big-shot – took the temperature of the team and tweeted back this assessment.
Operative phrase here at #Vikings camp? “Not our problem anymore.”
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 31, 2013
That’s about all the reaction you would expect from the Vikings. Everyone in the front office has moved on from Harvin in the wake of the trade. His teammates don’t seem all that busted up about his departure either quite frankly. We heard that Harvin didn’t have a lot of friends on the team so it’s not a surprise that there is very little sympathy being thrown his way from the purple gang.
The guy I’d like to hear from myself is Christian Ponder. We know Ponder and Harvin had a bit of a frosty relationship. Certainly Ponder wouldn’t publicly gloat over Harvin’s trouble if asked to give his take. Maybe we’d get a knowing smirk? A little pregnant pause followed by a generic statement? A wink?