Renton, Wash. • It didn't take long for the Seattle Seahawks to face a potential injury problem.
This one involving their most expensive offseason acquisition, Percy Harvin.
The Seahawks' new offensive toy has suffered an unknown hip injury that landed him on the physically unable to perform list when training camp opened Thursday. The injury is in the area of Harvin's labrum, which has immediately drawn concern that it could be a problem that would cause Harvin to miss significant time before ever seeing the field with his new team.
"Percy has a hip issue that he's dealing with that came up over the summer. We're trying to figure it out. We're going to do everything we can to help him out, to make the right decision and take care of him in every way," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. "He was working out just a week or so ago going full speed, but it was bothering him enough we took some looks at it and we're going to try and figure out what the right procedures to take care of him and get him back out on the field."
Carroll did not rule out surgery as the solution, but felt the team has time to get Harvin ready.
"We're going to go ahead and do it step by step right now," Carroll said. "I know he was working full speed just a few days ago but we need to take care of him."