NFL Insider Jason La Canfora also had this to say this morning on Twitter:
Percy Harvin yet to finalize 2nd opinion on hip, with that process ongoing. If surgery required as 1st Dr. recommended likely season ending
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) July 26, 2013
When asked by the media if the injury was in the area of a partial tear in the labrum of his hip, Carroll had this to say about the injury:
"It's in that area, yeah," Carroll said. "We're going to take a real good look at it and get second opinions and all that kind of stuff, to do the right thing. It's really early in camp, we got plenty of time to get this thing worked out, so we're being very careful."
Carroll, as is his way, spoke with optimism. Still, surgery clearly is an option for Harvin at this time, although a source who regularly communicates with Harvin told Rapoport that wasn't the Seahawks doctor's recommendation. Harvin will receive a second opinion Tuesday, the source said.
Carroll did not rule out the possibility of Harvin needing surgery either, and when asked about the possibility, he only had this to say:
"It may be. We'll find out," Carroll said of the possibility that Harvin will need surgery. "We're going to go ahead and take it step by step. I know he was working full speed just a few days ago. But we need to take care of him. We don't know enough information. The number of guys we have on PUP we have to be careful. We have to bring them back in good order and be diligent about the process right now."
For a team that is already having problems, Harvin was supposed to be the final key to the puzzle, and with his injury now added to the long list of problems, the Seahawks hole keeps getting deeper and deeper... This is one injury they didn't need, nor could they afford.
- Joshua Powers