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Percy Harvin to undergo hip surgery

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Neither of these men are likely laughing now that Percy Harvin needs surgery. (USATSI)
Neither of these men are likely laughing now that Percy Harvin needs surgery. (USATSI)

The hope that Seahawks receiver, Percy Harvin, who is dealing with a torn labrum in his hip, could escape surgery was laid to rest by Harvin himself on Tuesday night.

Obviously, this is bad news for the Seahawks, who will look to challenge the 49ers in the NFC West and could have used a No. 1 receiver for quarterback Russell Wilson, and it's bad for Harvin -- who signed a six-year, $67 million contract in the offseason after a trade from the Vikings.

The Seahawks announcedd Harvin will undergo surgery Thursday, but it isn't necessarily a season-ending injury.

"That's one of the scenarios it could be, but the likelihood of getting back just depends on what they have to do,” coach Pete Carroll said last week.

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports that the team is hopeful Harvin can return by December, and the Seahawks, with Super Bowl expectations, would keep open a roster spot for him.

Writes La Canfora: "It's likely he ends up placed on the IR-designated to return, but he will certainly miss the vast majority of the season."

On Tuesday, Harvin was trying to sound optimistic as well.

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