Percy Harvin gets second opinion on hip, will consider his options
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It's decision time for Percy Harvin.
The former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver, who was traded to Seattle in March, received a second opinion on his hip injury Tuesday in New York and will consider his options, according to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Harvin was placed on the physically unable to perform list by the Seahawks last week after it was determined he had a partially torn labrum in his hip that he suffered this offseason. Harvin met with Dr. Brian Kelly on Tuesday morning and could elect to undergo surgery to fix the problem.
It's unclear how much time Harvin would miss if he did have surgery but there has been speculation it could cost him most, if not all, of the season.
Harvin isn't the only former Vikings receiver playing for the Seahawks who is having health issues.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told a reporter from 710 ESPN in Seattle that Sidney Rice has gone to Switzerland to receive treatment on his knee. Carroll did not give any further details.
He did say that Rice is not expected to miss any preseason games and the hope is that the treatment Rice gets will help to give him "fresh legs."
The most common reason for athletes to go to Switzerland is to get Regenokine injection treatments. This involves taking blood from the body and separating it to create a protein-rich serum that's then injected into the problem area. This has not been approved by the FDA.
Rice missed much of the 2010 season, his final year in Minnesota, because of a hip injury that required surgery.