The loss of Percy Harvin to a torn labrum before he ever played a snap for the Seahawks was a big one, though it wasn't necessarily a season-wrecking one. After all, Seahawks football is defense + Marshawn Lynch. Plus, Percy was likely going to come back eventually.
But could his return be even sooner than expected? Harvin threw a wrinkle everyone's way on Wednesday afternoon when he tweeted that he's "making serious progress" and for people to "keep an eye on Week 7."
What's goin 12th man just checkn in ...I'm making serious progress ...keep an eye on week 7...don't hang them 11's up.....we workn— Percy Harvin (@Percy_Harvin) September 4, 2013
That doesn't even seem realistic, honestly.
Harvin was placed on the PUP list to start the season, so at bare minimum he's going to miss the first six weeks of the season. So, yes, it's possible that Harvin's back by Week 7.
But the realistic timeline for his return was some time in November, with maybe an outside, worst-case idea of Harvin simply coming back after the Seahawks Week 12 bye against the Saints in Week 13.
Seattle traded with the Vikings for Harvin back in March, giving up their first-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. They also handed him a new contract and part of the investment looked like a sunk cost for the coming season.
If -- and it's a pretty big IF, right? -- Harvin is able to get back on the field by Week 7, it would almost feel like a win for Seattle at this point. But even the idea that he's "making serious progress" is great news for an injury that at one point definitely looked like it would be season ending.